BuildSense in Durham to Host June’s “Thirst4Architecture”

BuildSense's uber-green headquarters in downtown Durham.

BuildSense’s uber-green headquarters in downtown Durham.

BuildSense, an award-winning design-build firm located in downtown Durham, will host “Thirst4Architecture,” a networking event sponsored by North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH) and Emilie Huin of Triangle Modern Homes Real Estate, on Thursday, June 16, from 6-8 p.m., in the firm’s offices at 502 Rigsbee Avenue.

T4A events are opportunities for architects, artists, building managers, contractors, engineers, furniture dealers, realtors, and anyone else interested in Modernist residential design to connect and create strategic alliances in a casual environment. The hosts provide refreshments and other entertainment while introducing T4A participants to their businesses.

Founded by Randall Lanou and Erik Van Mehlman in 1999, BuildSense Inc. is a full-service architecture and construction firm known for designing and building both modern and traditional sustainable, energy efficient homes and renovations. The firm frequently participates in NCMH events, including homes tours and the Matsumoto Prize for Residential Design.

Those attending the June T4A will be able to tour the firm’s ca. 1945 building that served as an auto service center for 30 years before Lanou and Mehlman retrofitted into one of the most energy-efficient buildings in downtown Durham in 2014. For more information on BuildSense, including directions to the offices, visit www.buildsense.com.

For more information on NCMH and the locations for future Thirst4Architecture events, visit www.ncmodernist.org.

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Networking in North Hills: BeyondBlue Interiors To Host March “Thirst4Architecture”

BeyondBlue Interiors in North Hills.

BeyondBlue Interiors in North Hills.

BeyondBlue Interiors in Raleigh’s North Hills shopping center will host Thirst4Architecture (T4A), a monthly networking party sponsored by North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH) and Emilie Huin of Triangle Modern Homes on Thursday, March 17, from 6-8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

T4A parties are opportunities for architects, artists, building managers, contractors, engineers, furniture dealers, realtors, and anyone else interested in Modernist residential design to connect and create strategic alliances in a casual environment. The hosts provide refreshments and other entertainment while introducing T4A participants to their businesses.

Susan Lafera and Beth Bridges opened BeyondBlue Interiors in 2005 to offer the Triangle region a collection of modern, sophisticated furnishings, accessories, fabrics, lighting, and floor coverings.

“We choose vendors who create quality products and beautiful designs at an affordable price,” the partners say on their website. “We also feel it is important to feature collections that are not readily available in the Triangle.”

Throughout the March 17th event, partygoers will be able to speak with BeyondBlue’s interior designers and tour the spacious showroom, which is located in North Hills shopping center at 4350 Lassiter, North Hills Avenue, Suite 102, Raleigh, NC 27609 (919.896.6630). For more information on BeyondBlue Interiors and to get directions: www.beyondblueinteriors.com.

For more information on NCMH and the locations for future Thirst4Architecture events, visit www.ncmodernist.org.

 

The Raleigh Architecture Co. Hosts October’s “Thirst4Architecture”

L-R: Robby Johnston and Craig Kerins

L-R: Robby Johnston and Craig Kerins

Craig Kerins, AIA, and Robby Johnston, AIA, principals of The Raleigh Architecture Co., will host October’s Thirst4Architecture (T4A) happy hour along with North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH) on ThursdayOctober 15, from 6-8 p.m.

Free and open to the public, the event will be held at the firm’s offices in the Warehouse District at 502 South West Street, near the corner of West and Cabarrus streets. Food, beverages, and entertainment will be provided.

Emilie Huin, broker/owner of Triangle Modern Homes Real Estate LLC, a specialist in Modernist real estate throughout the Triangle, is the 2015 T4A series sponsor.

t4a-2015According to NCMH Executive Director George Smart, “T4A offers architects, artists, building managers, contractors, engineers, furniture dealers, realtors, and anyone else interested in Modernist residential design” the opportunity to connect and create strategic alliances in a casual fun environment.” As the host business, The Raleigh Architecture Co. will provide refreshments. NCMH will provide door prizes.

Johnston and Kerins founded The Raleigh Architecture Company in 2012. Since then, the young firm has completed 15 Modern residential projects and 15 commercial projects, including retail up-fits within existing historic buildings from Raleigh to Asheville. Their very first projects, two side-by-side houses on Edenton Street, recently won an Honor Award from the North Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Their work has also been “People’s Choice” favorites in NCMH’s annual Matusumoto Prize for Modernist residential design. For more information visit www.raleigh-architecture.com.

For more information on NCMH and the Thirst4Architecture events, visit www.ncmodernist.org and click on “T4A Happy Hrs” under Events.

 

Leland Little Auctions To Host September’s “Thirst4Architecture”

Leland Little Auction and Estate Sales in Historic Hillsborough will host September’s Thirst4Architecture (T4A) happy hour with North Carolina Modernist Houses on ThursdaySeptember 9, from 6-8 p.m.

Free and open to the public, the event will be held inside one of the largest ll-4estate auction houses in North Carolina, where T4A guests will be able to preview Leland Little’s huge fall auction.

Emilie Huin, broker/owner of Triangle Modern Homes Real Estate LLC, a specialist in Modernist real estate throughout the Triangle, is the 2015 T4A series sponsor.

According to NCMH Executive Director George Smart, “T4A offers architects, artists, building managers, contractors, engineers, furniture dealers, realtors, and anyone else interested in Modernist residential design” the opportunity to connect and create strategic alliances in a casual fun environment.” As the host business, Leland Little will provide refreshments. NCMH will provide door prizes.

Located at 620 Cornerstone Court in Hillsborough, Leland Little Auctions specializes in 20th century art and design, Asian art, fine wine, collectible cars, silver, fine art, luxury accessories, fine handbags, Southern antiques, fine jewelry, pottery, porcelain and coins.  Bidders from across the world are expected to register for the fall auction.  For more information, visit www.LelandLittle.com or call 919.644.1243.

For more information on NCMH and the Thirst4Architecture events, go to www.ncmodernist.org and click on “T4A Happy Hrs” under Events.

 

CUBE design + research To Host August “Thirst4Architecture”

 

The Courtyard at Straw Valley

The Courtyard at Straw Valley

Architect Jason Hart of CUBE design+ research will host August’s Thirst4Architecture (T4A) happy hour with North Carolina Modernist Houses on ThursdayAugust 20, from 6-8 p.m.

Free and open to the public, the event will be held in the open-air courtyard at Straw Valley, 5420 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham.

Emilie Huin, broker/owner of  Triangle Modern Homes Real Estate LLC, a specialist in Modernist real estate throughout the Triangle, is the T4A series sponsor for 2015.

According to NCMH Executive Director George Smart, “T4A offers architects, artists, building managers, contractors, engineers, furniture dealers, realtors, and anyone else interested in Modernist residential design” the opportunity to connect and create strategic alliances in a casual fun environment.” The host business supplies refreshments and entertainment.

Jason Hart and Chris Johns founded CUBE design + research in 2005. An award-winning, full service architecture and design firm, CUBE serves Boston and Cambridge, MA, and North Carolina’s Triangle region. Hart maintains the firm’s Triangle office in Chapel Hill. For more information visit cubedesignresearch.com.

For more information on NCMH and the Thirst4Architecture events, go to www.ncmodernist.org and click on “T4A Happy Hrs” under Events.

THIRST4ARCHITECTURE at In Situ Studio May 21

t4a-2015

Architects Erin Sterling Lewis and Matt Griffith of in situ studio in Raleigh will host May’s Thirst4Architecture (T4A) happy hour with North Carolina Modernist Houses on Thursday, May 21, 6-8 p.m., at 704 North Person Street.

Free and open to the public, Thirst4Architecture events are sponsored by Emilie Huin/501 Realty.

According to NCMH Executive Director George Smart, T4A brings architects, artists, building managers, contractors, engineers, furniture dealers, realtors, “and anyone else interested in Modernist residential design” to connect and create strategic alliances in a casual fun environment.

The May 21 event will mark the fourth time in situ has hosted T4A. When Erin Sterling Lewis was asked why she and Griffith continue to host, she said, “Because George knows how to help us throw a party that celebrates modern architecture and the people who love and support it!

Sterling Lewis and Griffith founded in situ studio in 2010. Since then they’ve won nine design awards among other accolades. In 2012 their four-person team was included in Residential Architect magazine’s “15 Young Firms To Watch.” 

For more information on in situ studio, visit http://www.insitustudio.us.

For more information on NCMH and Thirst4Architecture events, go to www.ncmodernist.org and click on “T4A Happy Hrs” under Events.

 

Trig Modern Celebrates Mid-Century Designers During “Thirst4Architecture”

NC Modernist Houses

Dutch designer Hella Jongerius’ reinterpretation of
Alvar Aalto’s 400 and 401 Armchair for Artek.


 

April’s NCMH networking event for Modernist design enthusiasts

TRIG Modern, Raleigh’s premiere Modern furniture showroom at 328 West Jones Street, will present “An Evening with Alvar, Adrian, Milo and Vladimir” when the store hosts North Carolina Modernist Houses’ (NCMH’s) “Thirst4Architecture” networking happy hour on Thursday, April 17, from 6-8 p.m.. A celebration of mid-century designers, the event is free and open to the public.

Emilie Huin of Coldwell Banker, a specialist in Modernist real estate throughout the Triangle, is the series sponsor for all 2014-2015 T4A happy hours, which provide opportunities for modern design enthusiasts to mix, mingle, and make strategic connections. The host business provides refreshments and other entertainment while attendees build relationships, create strategic alliances, and make new contacts.

For the April T4A, TRIG Modern’s owner, Bob Drake, will spotlight iconic mid-20th-century modern chairs designed by Finnish architect, sculptor and painter Alvar Aalto; American architect and furniture designer Adrian Pearsall; American furniture designer and 2009 Interior Design Hall of Fame inductee Vladimir Kagan; and North Carolina-based Thayer Coggins’ premiere designer Milo Baughman. Examples of each designer’s chairs will be on display in the showroom.

In keeping with the evening’s Mid-Century theme, Drake’s sister will cater the event, serving up classic 1950s and ‘60s dishes.

“The best thing about hosting a T4A event,” Drake said, “is being surrounded by a bunch of like-minded folks who appreciate Modern design.”

Opened in 2012, TRIG Modern is the only showroom and design service in downtown Raleigh that specializes in modern furniture and lighting in tandem with an eclectic blend of compatible furnishings and accessories, including Mid-20th Century items and a throw pillow collection that Drake designed himself.

“TRIG is a very different kind of showroom,” Drake said. “We combine both new and vintage furniture, kitchen and bath, lighting, original art and objects.”

Drake noted that the store’s new line of modern kitchen systems will also be on display that night. For more information on TRIG Modern, visit trigmodern.com.

NCMH is an award-winning non-profit organization dedicated to documenting, preserving, and promoting Modernist residential design across the state. For the dates and locations of future T4A events, go to www.ncmodernist.org/t4a.