Happy Halloween from in situ studio! We have a lot of news to share this month, but, first, we want to thank Mike Welton from Architects + Artisans for featuring our work yesterday in his monthly Arts & Culture column in the News & Observer. Read the article here!
This week, we are excited to have our fall photo shoot with Keith Isaacs. The shoot will capture:
- Jubala Coffee - their second location, located in the aLoft across from NCSU.
- The Moura Residence - a ground-up house on a wooded lot in North Raleigh.
- The Braun Residence - a ground-up house on an infill lot near North Hills.
- The Ocotea Residence - a mid-century renovation inside the belt line in West Raleigh.
- The Taylor Residence - our first completed project in Charlotte!
We are thankful for our adventuresome clients, who made these projects possible through their vision, commitment, and creative input. Stay tuned for updated photos this winter!
We are excited to announce that Jake Heffington has joined our office as a designer! Jake studied anthropology, philosophy, and religion at UNCW. He has practiced archaeology and studied Arabic politics in Jordan and the West Bank and has worked with Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, all prior to attending NCSU, where he received his MArch in 2016. He is a two time AIA Triangle Fellowship Nominee, a 2016 Kamphoefner Honor Fellow, and SEED certified. He spent two summers working on design/build projects with 100 Fold Studio in Lakeside, Montana – one as a participant and one as an instructor – and a third summer participating in the NCSU design/build studio at the NCMA. Jake cares about the social and cultural implications of architecture, loves to teach, and spends too much time looking at diagrams and constructivist art on Pinterest. Welcome, Jake!
AIA East Tennessee
Matt traveled to Knoxville last week to present the 2016 AIA East Tennessee design awards. As jury chair, Matt gathered a handful of colleagues - Chris Baribeau of Modus Studio, Katherine Hogan of Tonic Design, Robby Johnston of The Raleigh Architecture Company, Tony Patterson of patterhn ives, and Jolie Thomas of Vines Architecture - to review twenty-six submissions. The jury was very impressed with the overall quality of the work and granted awards to five projects, including an honor award to Beardsley Community Farm education center, a collaboration between University of Tennessee Architecture Professor Jennifer Akerman, Elizabeth Eason Architecture, and a handful of students. Matt spent much of the day leading up to the event walking throughout downtown Knoxville, which is a very active urban space with numerous landmark buildings, a vibrant market square, beautiful topography, and a thriving creative community. Special thanks to John Sanders of Sanders Pace Architecture for his hospitality during the visit!
AIA Atlanta Residential Design Awards
This month, Erin participated in the AIA Atlanta Residential Design Awards jury alongside Christopher Rose of Christopher Rose Architects in Johns Island, SC and Joel Barkley of Ike Kligerman Barkley in New York. It was an honor to be part of the conversation and to review amazing work from firms in the Atlanta area!
Book of the Month: "The Modern House in America" by Ford and Ford
Our book this month is a favorite resource from our office library: The Modern House in America by James Ford and Katherine Morrow Ford, published in 1940. The book is a collection of 64 American houses, designed by over 30 architects and built between 1934 and 1939. The projects are documented with photographs and plans, and include notes on family composition, program, site, climate, construction details, and cost. Many of these projects are well-known, but many others are new to us. Favorites include the Gropius House (Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer, Lincoln, MA, 1938), the Hagerty House (Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer, Cohasset, MA, 1938), the House in Fellowship Park (Harwell Hamilton Harris, Los Angeles, CA, 1936), and the Fortune Rock House (George Howe, Mount Desert, ME, 1939).
Although The Modern House in America is out of print, you can still nab a copy of your own online, or come by and look through ours. Special thanks to Matt’s mom, who snatched up a flea market copy and passed it along to us. What a find!
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