Greetings from in situ studio! With the return of lovely autumn days, we are resuming with our full-length newsletters. This month, we are loaded with announcements and a couple of invitations. Also, be sure to visit our newly updated website in honor of our second birthday!
in situ studio turns 2 years old!On October 1, 2010, Matt and Erin founded in situ studio in the midst of the recession. Two years later, with a crew of 4 studio mates and over 20 built projects, we are glad to say we're still going strong and loving every day! Please join us at our birthday celebration on Thursday October 11, 6-8pm, at our office for fun times and good company. We'll have wine from The Wine Feed, the best of local beers, and a food truck, Only Burger, all on us! RSVP by responding to this email. Thank you for the continuing support, and see you soon!
Bida Manda is OpenBida Manda Laotian Restaurant and Bar made its grand debut in downtown Raleigh. We have quickly become regulars, eager to see the space come to life with aromas of delicious food, the clanking cheers of finely-crafted cocktails, and the ambient murmur of friends and families engaged in merry times. It has truly been a joy working with Van and Vanvisa to realize the space of Bida Manda.To learn about the design, meet the collaborators, and see more pictures, visit our website and the Bida Manda website.
2012 AIAT Residential Architecture TourMark your calendars - Stoneridge Residence will be on this year's AIAT Residential Architecture Tour! See it, and five other houses scattered throughout the Triangle, next Saturday, October 6. Purchase your tickets here today.
Three AwardsSeptember was an exciting time for competition announcements. We received an honorable mention from theBuilding Trust International for our proposal for a new model of affordable dwellings in Raleigh. Thank youDavid Hill for teaming with us! Learn more about the HOME Competition here, and see our entry boards on our website.
After the HOME Competition, Nicole and Jeremy had more energy left, and entered the local ReSpace Competition sponsored by Habitat ReStore, AIA Triangle, and Raleigh Architecture for Humanity. Their submission, A Reading Refuge, also won an honorable mention! Congrats to the winners, NCSU students Scott Hefner and Abe Drechsler, whose design will be constructed in early 2013.
Also, congratulations to Jeremy, this year's 1st Place Winner of the Shawcroft Drawing Competition! We are thrilled that Jeremy was nominated for and awarded the $1,500 grand prize for his amazing talents. And, we are so glad to have him in the office. His graphic skills are behind many of the new images on the website.
Detail of the MonthThe cantilevered end wall section of a house named Fred illustrates the tight skin of the roof, precise detailing, and the manner in which the eastern deck captures the view of the forest. Framing for the house is already underway!
Book of the MonthVincent Katz organizes the history of Black Mountain College in the book Black Mountain College: Experiment in Art. The College was a modest and short-lived school of teachers and students who had a profound impact on American modern art, including Josef and Anni Albers, Buckminster Fuller, Walter Gropius, Franz Kline, andothers. The College was located in the North Carolina mountains. Visit our office to flip through our copy, or purchase your own copy here.
Working in Our Community
Nicole helped organize this month's inaugural Raleigh Creative Mornings event. See pictures here! It was a grand success, with a full house at CAM enjoying Aly Khalifa's inspiring talk on collaboration and innovation in the context of community. Follow the Raleigh CM Facebook Page or Twitter Account for the latest news on their next event, October 12, and learn more about this engaging international lecture series atCreativeMornings.com.
Matt's semester is well underway at NCSU. We enjoyed having his class meet in our studio's conference room for a studio session this week! His students are currently working on the design of a Raleigh Media Arts Center in downtown Raleigh. The NCSU School of Architecture and AIAT Joint Lecture Series had a strong start with a talk by Grace La of the Milwaukee firm La Dallman. See the lecture schedule for upcoming talks this semester. Also, we are excited that a new round of YAF Mentoring has begun!
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