MoHo Realty Architecture Movie Series Screens Another Double Feature: “Xmas Meier,” and “Gehry’s Vertigo”

This year’s MoHo Realty Architecture Movie series, sponsored by North Carolina Modernist Houses and MoHo Realty, continues on Thursday, December 3, at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library Auditorium, NC State University Centennial Campus, in Raleigh with another double feature.

Xmas MeierThe first film, “Xmas Meier” (2013, 37 minutes) takes viewers, during the Christmas season, into the heart of a working-class neighborhood in the suburbs of Rome that a church built by Richard Meier lifted from obscurityControversy, caustic irony, and free speech are juxtaposed with the faithful’s devotion. L’espresso, an Italian news magazine, called the film, “Delightful, wonderful, cheeky, hilarious! Not to be missed!”

The second feature, “Gehry’s Vertigo” (2013, 45 minutes) offers a Gehry's Vertigorare trip onto the roofs of the world-famous Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. By following the climbing team in charge of cleaning the glass — their ascensions, their techniques, and their difficulties – the documentary observes the good and not-so-good complexity of Frank Gehry’s architecture.

Monthly through February 2016, the MoHo Realty Architecture Movie Series screens hard-to-find architecture-related films in the Hunt Library Auditorium.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. Cash and credit cards are accepted. Mod Squad members get in free until capacity is reached. The first 100 NCSU students with a student ID are admitted free of charge. NCSU Friends of the Library receive a 10 percent discount off tickets with a “Friends of the Library” card. The Hunt Library is located on Centennial Campus at 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh. Free parking is available adjacent to the library.

Series sponsor MoHo Realty specializes in modern and unique architect-designed homes in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. Other series sponsors include VMZinc and Hill Country Wood Works.

For more information on the series, the films, and to view trailers, go to

About NC Modernist Houses: 

North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH) is an award-winning, 501C3 nonprofit organizations established in 2007 and dedicated to documenting, preserving, and promoting Modernist residential design. The website is now the largest open digital archive for Modernist residential design in America. NCMH also hosts popular architecture events every month and frequent home tours, giving the public access to the most exciting residential architecture, past and present. These tours and events raise awareness and help preserve these “livable works of art” for future generations. For more information:  Find NCMH on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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.