If you’re like us, you like modern design & except for Dwell & certain other few foreign shelter magazines- there aren’t many places for good, inspiring products, information & photos. Triangle Modernist Houses, a Durham based group, founded by George Smart- a great advocate for modernism in all forms is one of
This summer they are sponsoring a modern home competition for North Carolina residences called the Matsumoto Prize, named for a beloved NC State arch. professor & modernist. B + O design studio has entered a recently completed project, the Althea Way House, in the program.
If you have some time, review the 19 entries which cover a wide gamut of modern architectural solutions all over the state. Passive homes, vacation retreats, towers, courtyards, and cantilevers galore!!! You can vote online from 7/8 to 7/22/12, and add your voice to that of a nationwide panel of six architects from LA to DC. There is an event in early August at the new NC/CfAD building to celebrate the entries & the winners!
We’re very happy with our project; a couryard home for a young family of five. The client’s expressed their desire for a clean, open, warm industrial space for living- like a loft in the suburbs!! We designed a U-shaped plan w/ a great room topped by bedrooms flanked by 2 one-story ‘wings’; one a garage/carport w/ roof deck/garden & the other a master suite. Sustainability & authenticity were key words; with the palette of materials, lighting, the shaping of air/water/light, and details throughout. Kudos to our team, especially ILM design/build, Bill Christopher was awesome to see through the client’s vision for a wonderful family home.