David Jameson Speaking at National Building Museum Tomorrow Evening (Dec. 1)
Jameson’s Jigsaw Residence in Bethesda
Alexandria-based architect David Jameson, FAIA, will discuss his exploration of proportion, volume, light, and material in projects including the BlackWhite House, Jigsaw Residence (see the pic I snapped yesterday above), and Hooper’s Island House. The event, Read More >
November 30, 2009
Modern Snapshot: St. Mary’s Church in Rockville
St. Mary’s Church in Rockville is very historic. Founded in 1813, it’s original building was built in 1817 and was the first brick Catholic church in the country. It is the oldest church in Rockville still in use and is the site of the graves Read More >
November 26, 2009
I wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and to say thank you for reading the past three years. I also want to thank my wife and kids for putting up with my obsession. I’ll try not to blog today, but I can’t promise.
November 26, 2009
Vintage Goodman Advertisements
Local MCM fan and winner of Modern Capital’s recent contest Karl Ericson has put together a nice Flickr pool of vintage newspaper ads promoting homes and communities designed by Charles Goodman, including the one above heralding Rock Creek Woods. Thanks Karl.
November 23, 2009
Modern Snapshot: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy? Building
Here is a slideshow of the 1960 American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy building at 3615 Wisconsin Ave. I like the abundance of stone, glass and tile. Still not sure who designed this. Anyone have any ideas?
November 21, 2009
Modern Snapshot: Fall in Charles Goodman’s Hammond Wood
A shot from a few days ago in Hammond Wood in Silver Spring.
November 18, 2009
Charles Goodman’s Oak Forest in Vienna
I finally found Oak Forest. It is the last of the nine Charles Goodman builder projects in the D.C. area that I had not yet seen or written about. I saw eight or so modest, one-level Goodmans with signature exterior brick fireplaces on Acorn Circle Read More >
November 13, 2009
MCM and Southeast Asian Mix
Modern Capital’s friend Kacy from DWR Bethesda and The Inspired Office had her mid-century modern and Southeast Asian decorated pad in Silver Spring featured on Apartment Therapy. I really like the Nelson Bubble lamp sconces over the bedside tables. My wife and I have Read More >
November 8, 2009
“Visual Acoustics” Premieres in D.C.
Saw “Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman” last night. Highly recommend for all D.C. modernists and those who love them. The film by Eric Bricker is at the Landmark E Street Cinema for one week. Here’s a good review by the Post‘s Philip Kennicott.
November 6, 2009
Robert Lautman, Dean of D.C. Architectural Photographers, Dies at 85
Robert C. Lautman, the dean of Washington’s architectural photographers, died Oct. 20 of pancreatic cancer, the Washington Post reported. Lautman worked extensively with local modernist architects such as Read More >
November 1, 2009