Archinect - News 2014-12-17T18:11:03-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/107481560/hearing-begins-for-modernist-north-carolina-home-threatened-with-demolition Hearing begins for "modernist" North Carolina home threatened with demolition Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-26T14:38:00-04:00 >2014-09-11T15:41:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zc/zcfwr7srrpxf66bq.jpg" width="514" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Today is day two in court for architect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/104168979/louis-cherry-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Louis Cherry</a> and his wife, Marsha Gordon, for the hearing that will decide the fate of their new home in the historic Oakwood neighborhood of Raleigh, North Carolina. Back in March, a neighbor complained that the "modernist" style of Cherry's home didn't jive with the neighborhood's tone, and successfully appealed to have the building's permits revoked. Construction was halted, and now the decision of whether the house can be finished, demolished, or forcibly modified to local design standards has been brought to court.</p><p>We first covered this issue back in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99374118/architect-fights-for-his-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">May</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104168976/don-t-like-your-neighbors-house-sue-them" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">July</a>, and the preservationist-NIMBYism that it's raised. Opening statements for the case were held yesterday, although it could take months for the judge to issue a final decision.</p><p>UPDATE: The hearing has been adjourned, according to <a href="https://twitter.com/RaleighReporter/status/504307602264956928" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@RaleighReporter</a>, Colin Campbell (reporter for <em>The News &amp; Observer</em>, <em>North Raleigh News</em> and <em>Midtown Raleigh News</em>).</p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/NCMHTweets" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@NCMHTweets</a>&nbsp;reported from inside the court...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105016813/north-carolina-museum-of-art-receives-grant-for-a-high-tech-education-center North Carolina Museum of Art Receives Grant for a High-Tech Education Center Nicholas Korody 2014-07-25T13:29:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T19:49:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4g/4gpzuq6jg56vdlvz.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The North Carolina Museum of Art on Tuesday received a $1.9 million grant from the State Employees&rsquo; Credit Union Foundation for art education research. The grant will establish a high-tech education center that will serve as a portal for accessing the museum&rsquo;s collection, exhibitions and programs.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/104168976/don-t-like-your-neighbors-house-sue-them Don’t Like Your Neighbors’ House? Sue Them. Alexander Walter 2014-07-14T13:32:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T12:11:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dd/dd9232d555ba545240f2988dd3502b50.jpg" width="514" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Words like &lsquo;holocaust&rsquo; have been used in reference to the idea that our house could inspire a rash of tear-downs which could then be replaced with modern homes. I designed my house specifically within the design guidelines of this historic district and to be compatible, a good neighbor. But the term &lsquo;modernism&rsquo; just clicks a switch in people&rsquo;s brain and they can&rsquo;t see the house for what it is.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99374118/architect-fights-for-his-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect Fights for His Home</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99374118/architect-fights-for-his-home Architect Fights for His Home Center for Ants 2014-05-07T18:37:00-04:00 >2014-05-14T13:40:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/48/48eeedwbb3wc72hy.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Lewis Mumford wrote that, in a city, &ldquo;time becomes visible.&rdquo; Not, it would appear, in Raleigh, North Carolina, where a city board has just decided that a rather discreet and understated modern house might need to be torn down because it damages the ambience of a historic district, which is to say it destroys the illusion that the neighborhood is a place in which time has stopped.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A battle of bureaucracy and "historic preservation" is playing out in a Raleigh, NC neighborhood. Louis Cherry, FAIA, is building his own home in the Oakwood neighborhood of Raleigh. After having received approval for his design by relevant city agencies, including the Raleigh Historic Development Commission who oversees the Oakwood Historic District, construction proceeded in the vacant lot Cherry purchased. Gail Wiesner, his neighbor, has since led a charge to halt its construction filing an appeal with the local Board of Adjustment, who oversee procedure of local public agencies. Voting 3-2, the board found that the RHDC's decision had &ldquo;no rational basis&rdquo; and the Building Permit was rescinded.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96732426/winning-projects-of-the-2014-u-s-wood-design-awards Winning projects of the 2014 U.S. Wood Design Awards Justine Testado 2014-03-28T18:35:00-04:00 >2014-04-03T21:27:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fv/fvdp0l88ilu4amb5.jpg" width="514" height="677" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners of the WoodWorks 2014 U.S. Wood Design Awards sure know how to prove wood as a versatile material in architecture. Out of 140 entries -- the most the competition has ever received -- the jury selected nine of the most outstanding projects in wood architecture. During the recent ceremony at the Southeast Wood Solutions Fair in Charlotte, NC, awards were given in nine categories. Four Regional Winners were also awarded.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Check out the winning projects below</p><p>(Above) <strong>Institutional Wood Design: James and Anne Robinson Nature Center in Columbia, MD. </strong>Architect &ndash; GWWO, Inc./Architects</p><p><strong>Green Building with Wood: Biomass Heating Plant, Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT&nbsp; </strong><br>Architect &ndash; Centerbook Architects and Planners</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/in/ino9on48gokhehmc.jpg"><br><br><strong>Wood School Design: Cascades Academy of Central Oregon in Tumalo, OR&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong><br>Architect &ndash; Hennebery Eddy Architects, Inc.<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d9/d9hffpij7shs81uu.jpg"></p><p><strong>Commercial Wood Design: Federal Center South &ndash; Building 1202 in Seattle, WA&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong><br>Architect &ndash; ZGF Architects LLP&nbsp;<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8b/8bw48xg9izm7rpyc.jpg"></p><p><strong>Innovative Wood Engineering:&nbsp; Promega Feynman Center, &ldquo;The Crossroads&rdquo; in Madison, WA</strong>.<br>Architect &ndash; Uihlein&#8208;Wilson Architects, Inc.<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/79/79p91n7ewn1q6dww.jpg"></p><p><strong>Beauty of Wood: Reed College Performing Arts Building in Portland, OR</strong><br>Architect &ndash; Opsis Architecture<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qy/qykxnt1l8skt25sn.jpg"><br><br><strong>Jury's Choice Award: Habiframe, Inc. Tornado Storm Shelter in Memphis, TN&nbsp;</strong><br>Architect &ndash; Habiframe, Inc.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rh/rhfe84zdc44aj0na.jpg"></p><p><strong>Multi-Story Wood Design: Bullitt Center in Seattle, WA</strong><br>Architect &ndash; The Miller Hull Partnership<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ro/ro4967mei10mk7ef.jpg"></p><p><strong>Traditional Use of Wood: Muckleshoot Smokehouse in Auburn, WA...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96173402/get-lectured-aia-triangle-nc-state-university-spring-14 Get Lectured: AIA Triangle/NC State University, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-03-21T12:54:00-04:00 >2014-03-21T12:54:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/li/liu3337sut61qy62.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong><br><br>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our poster today features the Spring '14 Joint Lecture Series from the AIA Triangle/North Carolina State University, College of Design.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are upcoming lectures only. Lectures take place at 6:00 pm at the Burns Auditorium Kamphoefner Hall.</p><p><strong>MARCH</strong></p><p><em>March 24</em><br>Roger Clark, FAIA<br>Margret Kentgens-Craig</p><p><em>March 31</em><br>Michael Pyatok, FAIA</p><p><strong>APRIL</strong></p><p><em>April 1</em><br>Affordable Housing Workshop</p><p><em>April 2</em><br>Taal Safdie, AIA<br>Ricardo Rabines</p><p><em>April 7</em><br>Susan Rodriguez, FAIA</p><p><strong>Previous lectures can be viewed on the NCSU Sch...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91835312/modtriangle-architecture-movie-series-concludes-with-lioness-among-lions-the-architect-zaha-hadid MODTriangle Architecture Movie Series Concludes With "Lioness Among Lions: The Architect Zaha Hadid" kimweiss 2014-01-22T13:01:00-05:00 >2014-01-23T14:19:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qv/qvv8amb0ax9j3bte.jpg" width="350" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> January 22, 2014 (Raleigh, NC) &ndash; The 2013-2014 <a href="http://www.ncmodernist.org/movies.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MODTriangle Architecture Movie Series </a>concludes on Wednesday, February 5, at the Raleigh Grande Cinema with a special screening of &ldquo;Lioness Among Lions: The Architect Zaha Hadid.&rdquo;</p> <p> Winner of the prestigious Pritzker prize in 2004 and the Praemium Imperiale in 2009, Zaha Hadid, an English-Iraqi architect and designer, has long been a controversial figure. The film, first released in 2010, spotlights her visionary achievements around the world, including the MAXXI contemporary art museum in Rome, the CMA-CGM tower in Marseille, the Guangzhou Opera, and a performing arts center in Abu Dhabi.</p> <p> &ldquo;Lioness Among Lions&rdquo; also provides an overview of Hadid&rsquo;s projects and features commentaru by Tom Krens of the Guggenheim Foundation, architect Patrick Schumacher, photographer H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet, publisher Francesco Dalco, and fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld.</p> <p> Hosted by <a href="http://www.ncmodernist.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Carolina Modernist Houses</a> (NCMH) and sponsored by Sarah Sonke of <a href="http://modtriangle.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MODTriangl...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78304624/2013-george-matsumoto-prize-recognizes-modernist-architecture-in-north-carolina 2013 George Matsumoto Prize Recognizes Modernist Architecture in North Carolina Alexander Walter 2013-07-30T17:56:00-04:00 >2013-08-05T20:42:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ot/ot83wzg0dwsn67bl.jpg" width="514" height="398" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The educational nonprofit archive North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH, formerly Triangle Modernist Houses) has published the 2013 winners of the George Matsumoto Prize which recognizes excellence in recent single-family Modernist residential design in North Carolina.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>&ldquo;These winners demonstrate to the public that Modernist design can be affordable, efficient, sustainable, and most importantly, a house to love for decades,&rdquo; Smart [</em><em>George Smart, NCMH Executive Director] </em><em>said. &ldquo;We want potential homeowners to realize that, by using an architect or designer, or by buying a Modernist house on the market, they can have a great home for the same budget as an ordinary house.&rdquo;</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/44417815/the-carolinas-work-to-clarify-their-borders The Carolinas Work to Clarify Their Borders Archinect 2012-04-09T17:19:00-04:00 >2012-04-10T12:53:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g9/g9sjfzt5ttt1m7zw.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In an ambitious project, the states of North Carolina and South Carolina are trying to set the record straight. After years of historical research and old-fashioned survey work mixed with global positioning technology, they are moving the boundary back to where it belongs.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/24929162/humanitarian-design-project-aims-to-build-a-sense-of-community Humanitarian Design Project Aims to Build a Sense of Community anthony dong 2011-10-23T18:45:50-04:00 >2011-10-23T19:20:21-04:00 <em><p>Countless academic studies have argued that studying design at school can be hugely beneficial, even for students who have no intention of becoming professional designers, because it builds their confidence by teaching them communication, planning and visualization skills, which will be useful in any field. Yet relatively few students in America&rsquo;s cash-strapped public school system are given the chance to study design, or art, especially in deprived areas like Bertie County</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>