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George Matsumoto Prize for Modern Home Design

CALL FOR ENTRIES | Yeah! It is that time of year again. Submissions are open for the 2018 George Matsumoto Prize by NC Modernist Houses organization. Every year we have some great award-winning homes in the Asheville area. Here are two from last year and here are past articles on the event if you aren’t familiar.

The Prize is open to anyone with primary design responsibility for a completely built, from-the-ground-up, single-family Modernist house of at least 800 heated sf with a CO on or after January 1, 2013. The house must be in North Carolina; the designer/architect can be from anywhere. Want to enter? Go HERE.

2016 Matsumoto Prize Awards | Thursday Night

Screen Shot 2016-07-20 at 3.45.43 PM2016 Matsumoto Prize Awards Presentation: McConnell Studios in Boylan Heights, Raleigh, will host North Carolina Modernist Houses’ 2016 George Matsumoto Prize Recognizing Excellence in North Carolina Modernist Residential Design. Free and open to the public, the awards presentation is part of NCMH’s monthly “Thirst4Architecture” networking events. Along with the awards presentation, entertainment for the evening will include live music, catered food, various beverages, and the opportunity to tour McConnell Studios. For more info go HERE.

Enter the George Matsumoto Prize Competition Today!

MatsuHello Architects, Designers and Home Owners! There are only six days left to submit an entry for the annual George Matsumoto Prize — our partners at NC Modernist Houses architectural design awards. We have had several WNC winners in the past few years.

The Matsumoto Prize provides motivating honors and incentives for a new generation of architects; contributes to wider public recognition of Modernism in all its forms (architecture, art, furniture, and fashion); and recognizes the significant economic and aesthetic impact of Modernist design across North Carolina.21 St Charles Pl Asheville NC-small-001-Front-666x445-72dpi

The Matsumoto Prize is the only juried architecture competition in North Carolina that focuses exclusively on Modernist houses, provides financial awards, involves a national jury plus public voting, and connects to a major architectural archive. The Prize meaningfully and powerfully engages the public with the architecture they love and showcases exceptional Modernist architects and designers in North Carolina.

For more information go here. Cheers!

2015 Matsumoto Prize | Asheville Award Winner

IMG_1849_2Kelly and I drove to Raleigh yesterday afternoon for our yearly trek to NC Modernist Houses residential architectural awards event. Last year, out of six state prizes given, we had two local winners. We accepted the award for Maria Rusafova’s Blue House here in the Five Points neighborhood of Asheville while she travels the globe.21 St Charles Pl Asheville NC-small-002-Front-666x443-72dpi

This year local designer David Way of Roost was voted 2nd Place in the People’s Choice Awards for his 5th Peregrine home in Lakeview Park. {Yeah!} If you don’t recall the details of the home take the tour here. The 2000 sqft, one level home has an equal amount of outdoor living space to maximize your Asheville living experience. Congrats to David and the Erbs for their second award on this cool, modern home!

Thanks George and team for putting this event together. Architects and Builders — let’s get some more entries in next year and showcase our great talent here in Asheville. Kelly and I may just hire a bus to take us all there!

 

NC Modernist Houses | 2015 George Matsumoto Awards

screen-shot-2015-02-20-at-12-45-12-pmHi Folks. It is time for the yearly prize awards for modern homes in North Carolina. For those interested, the social and award ceremony will be this Thursday night, July 23rd from 6 to 8pm at McConnell Studios, 324 Dupont Circle, Raleigh. The evening will feature great art, music, coffee, beer, and Modernist Musical Chairs. For more on the awards go here. Cheers!

VOTE | 2015 NCMH Matsumoto Competition

ncmhlogoHi Folks! North Carolina Modernist Houses has released the entries for this year’s Matsumoto Prize. Locally, there are two homes [shown below]: Katie’s Ridge by Retro Fit Design and Peregrine #6 by Roost. However you decide enjoy browsing the entries shown here and vote!Mats Comp

NCMH’s Matsumoto Prize 2015

Along with rounding up folks to submit their local homes for Modern Atlanta’s sponsored Modern Tour, Kelly and I are helping to solicit modern home owners, designers and builders to submit their home for entry into NC Modernist Houses Matsumoto Prize competition. Kelly and I went to the award ceremony last year where two Asheville homes received prizes. Yeah!Screen Shot 2015-02-20 at 12.45.12 PM

To see those homes and the other prize winners from 2014 click here. Kelly and I had a blast and just missed out on winning a cool modern chair. {long story} We did get to accept the prize for Rusafova Markulis Architects entry for their Blue House in 5 Points while they travel the world.Untitled-1

For details on submitting entries click here. Entries will be accepted on and following May 1, 2015. We wanted to get the word out so you can get your information ready. Give us a call if you would like to discuss your home.

Cheers!

Kelly and Troy