A Coalition of Media, Museums, Preservationists, and Businesses Support The Area’s Legacy of Modernist Architecture.
August 10, 2010 (RALEIGH, NC) – Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH), a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting modernist residential architecture, reports 18 sponsors for the TMH Modern 2010 Homes Tour in Raleigh on September 25, representing media, historic preservation groups, architecture-related businesses, museums of art, and more. The Triangle is the third largest concentration of Modernist houses in the country.
TMH’s 14th event, the longest professionally-run architecture tour series in the region, will include eight modernist houses and one iconic office building. All of the buildings represent work by some of the finest modernist designers in the state, both past and present. And all will be available for touring through a free hop-on, hop-off bus service from a central parking area on Glenwood Avenue and Glen Eden Drive.
The TMH Modern 2010 Homes Tour media sponsors are The Downtowner Magazine, a monthly magazine covering downtown Raleigh and nearby communities, and The Independent, the Triangle’s weekly news and entertainment magazine.
Historic preservation sponsors include Preservation North Carolina, Preservation Greensboro, and Historic Charlotte. Preservation NC will offer the tour as an option to hundreds of preservationists at its annual conference in Durham that weekend.
Museums and cultural sponsors are the North Carolina Symphony, The Gregg Museum at NC State University, and the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington NC.
Architecture-related sponsors include Tonic Design + Tonic Construction, Center Studio Architecture, the Raleigh chapter of Architecture for Humanity, and the City of Raleigh Raleigh Urban Design Center.
Business sponsors are Outdoor Images, Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture, Quail Ridge Books, Beyond Blue Interiors, Ambiente International, Eidolon Designs, and realtors Modern Home Network.com. Nowell’s will also sponsor a tour kickoff party at its Cary store on September 23.
To see the list of tour homes, parking directions, and ticket information, visit www.trianglemodernisthouses.com/2010. Advance tickets ($24.95) may also be purchased in person at Quail Ridge Books. Day-of tickets are $30.
About Triangle Modernist Houses
Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH) is a 501C3 nonprofit established in 2007 to restoring and growing modernist architecture in the Triangle. The award-winning website, now the largest educational and historical archive for modernist residential design in America, continues to catalog, preserve, and advocate for North Carolina modernism. TMH also hosts popular modernist house tours several times a year, giving the public access to the Triangle’s most exciting residential architecture, past and present. These tours raise awareness and help preserve these “works of art” for future generations. Visit the website at www.trianglemodernisthouses.com. TMH also has an active community on Facebook.