Modern Architecture Advocate/Archivist To Appear On NYC BlogTalkRadio Show

December 10, 2009 (NEW YORK, NY) – What is “modernist” residential design and

George Smart, founder/director, Triangle Modernist Houses

why is it so important to preserve it? George Smart, founder and director of Triangle Modernist, will answer these questions and many more when he appears as Larry Lane’s guest on “Sharing the Passion of Architecture,” a BlogTalkRadio show emanating from New York City. The show will air Monday, December 14, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

George Smart launched Triangle Modernist Archive, Inc. in 2007 to catalog, preserve, and advocate modernist residential design in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill “Triangle” region of North Carolina. The Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH) website – — maintains a vast gallery of home images and biographies of modernist architects who have had an impact on residential design in the area, both in the past and currently. TMH also keeps an up-to-date listing of modernist houses for sale and sponsors frequent tours of modernist houses throughout the Triangle region.

Recently, Smart has expanded the website to include over 589 photos of the work of internationally recognized “Modernist Icons,” such as Richard Meier, Charles Gwathmey, Pierre Koenig and Richard Neutra.

For Lane’s show, Smart will discuss the difference between “modernist” and “contemporary” residential design. He will also discuss what inspired him to take on the monumental task of surveying and cataloging all of the modernist houses in the Triangle area of North Carolina, how he goes about advocating for the preservation of houses he calls “more works of art than construction,” why these houses are endangered, and other related concerns.

Larry Lane is the principal of Lane Architecture + Design in New York, NY, as well as the host of “Sharing the Passion of Architecture.” To access his December 14th show, go to and click on the “play” button on the Lane Architecture box.

For more information on George Smart and Triangle Modernist Houses, visit

About Triangle Modernist Houses:

Triangle Modernist Archive, Inc. (TMA) is a North Carolina nonprofit organization committed to preserving, restoring, and growing modernist architecture.  Our primary public service is Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH), an award-winning, nonprofit educational archive for modernist residential design. TMH also hosts popular modernist house tours, design films, and trips several times a year, giving the public access to the Triangle’s most exciting residential architecture, past and present.  These events raise awareness and help preserve these works of art for future generations. For more information visit

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