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VOTE | 2019 George Matsumoto Prize

Good Morning Folks! It is that time of year again to VOTE for your favorite modernist house in North Carolina. This year Asheville has 3 homes in the running. Yeah! Prizes will be given for first, second, and third, selected by the public through online voting. You are limited to one vote per e-mail address. However, if you want to vote more than once, say from a home email and a work email, that’s fine. Voting closes Wednesday, July 3, at 5pm EST.

The award ceremony is 6-8pm, July 25 at McConnell Studios, 324 Dupont Circle, Raleigh NC. The party is free, and all are welcome! If you missed it, go HERE to vote. Cheers!

Sunday Morning Modern

INTRODUCING COLOSSUS

Screen Shot 2016-06-12 at 6.28.29 AMModern Asheville has been working with North Carolina Modernist Houses for years in helping document our modern and mid-century homes here in the mountains, but who knew the extent of what they were up to? For years they have been working hard to collect the largest database on mid-century and modern architecture including period publications. Check out this recent article on it at Curbed online magazine then find yourself lost in the fascinating archives. Happy Sunday!Screen Shot 2016-06-12 at 6.28.07 AM

“Open floor plans, intercoms, air conditioning, hi-fis in the home: we take these things for granted today, but back in the ‘50s, they were cutting edge. Architecture and design fans can now relive the kind of breathless coverage given to favored mid-century signifiers with Colossus, a massive online database putting decades worth of architectural periodicals and journals just a click away. Created and maintained by volunteers, the archive offers a treasure trove of articles detailing the growth and development of mid-century architecture, as well as numerous trends and the careers of designers throughout the 20th century.”