Nowell’s Architecture Movie Series Presents “Koolhaas HouseLife”

"House in Bordeaux" designed by Rem Koolhaas

The third of four architecture films hosted by Triangle Modernist


February 1, 2011 (CARY, NC) – The second annual Nowell’s Architecture Movie Series features hard-to-find films about Modernist architects and architecture. The series continues this month with a special screening of Koolhaas HouseLife, featuring architect Rem Koolhaas’ 1998 Maison a Bordeaux (House in Bordeaux), on Thursday, February 17, 7 p.m.. at the Galaxy Cinema in Cary.


Koolhaas HouseLife examines daily life inside a masterpiece of modern architecture. Unlike most architecture films, however, this one focuses less on explaining the house and more on letting the viewer experience what Time Magazine named “the best design of 1998” through the eyes of the woman who has to clean it, housekeeper Guadelupe Acedo.


Filmmakers Ila Beka and Louise Lemoine interact with Guadalupe during what the Wall Street Journal’s Ada Louise Huxtable calls “a small, smart, gently ironic, thoroughly delightful film that offers an affectionate but unflinching look at the everyday life of a contemporary architectural masterpiece – or what happens to a celebrated building after the photographers are gone.”


Tickets to Koolhaas HouseLife are $7.95 in advance or $9 at the door. To see a trailer of the film and to purchase advance tickets, go to


Sponsors for this screening include Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture, Kontek Systems, Foundation bar and lounge, and Center Studio Architecture.


Galaxy Cinema is located at 770 Cary Towne Boulevard. For more information visit


For more information on Triangle Modernist Houses, visit


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 “livable works of art” for future generations. Visit the website at TMH also has an active community on Facebook.

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