Triangle Modernist Opens Online Gallery

Massive Architecture Website Opens “Icons of Modern”

April 5, 2010 (DURHAM, NC) – Triangle Modernist (TMH), the largest online archive of modernist residential architecture in the country, has created a permanent online gallery called “Icons of Modern.”

1949 Case Study #9 House by Eero Saarinen

According to Executive Director George Smart, who did much of the research, the new gallery features hundreds of houses from eight internationally prominent architects who shaped the American Modernist movement:  They are: Richard Meier, Charles Gwathmey, John Lautner, Pierre Koenig, Harwell Hamilton Harris, Eero Saarinen, Richard Neutra and Rudolf Schindler.

Each page features a synopsis of the architect’s life and career along with photos of their houses, plus additional features.  Harwell Hamilton Harris’ page, for example, includes links to remembrances by Raleigh architect Frank Harmon and Chapel Hill architect Audie Schechter.

With well over 1000 photos from the 1920’s through today, ”Icons of Modern” represents six months of documentation by Smart and his dedicated volunteers.  “There are a few photos or addresses we’re missing,” says Smart, “but the overall archive is quite extensive.  “Over time,” he adds, “we’ll grow the Icons of Modern gallery, starting with architect Paul Rudolph.”

To visit the new gallery, go to and click on one of the architects listed under “Icons of Modern.”

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 document, preserve, and promote 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 TMH is also available on Facebook.