July 2014

  • Update on Our Pine Spring Project

    Here’s a quick update with images of the project in Pine Spring I am developing on with architect Michael Cook of Cook Architecture and developer Steve Wheeler of Solid Constructs. Work on the outside of the house has been mostly wrapped up and the crew has Read More >

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    July 28, 2014

  • Modernist Townhomes by Goodman, Smith

    Charles Goodman and Chloethiel Woodard Smith both contributed to the design of two differnt modernist experiments in the DC area back in the 1960s. One was the massive urban renewal effort of Southwest DC and the other was Robert Simon’s idea of an urban village on fomer farmland in Reston. Read More >

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    July 25, 2014

  • Docomomo Meeting Thursday @ the Capitol Skyline

    Come check out the Morris Lapidus-designed Capitol Skyline Hotel, have a drink, meet other modernists and discuss local preservation efforts at the next meeting of Docomomo DC. The meeting is this Thursday, July 24, from 6 to 8 pm in the hotel’s District Lounge next to the pool. The hotel is Read More >

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    July 22, 2014

  • MIT Thesis Becomes Reality in Falls Church

    Quoting architecture critic Lewis Mumford, W. Wenner Smith II submitted his undergraduate thesis in 1953 to Pietro Belluschi, then dean of MIT’s school of architecture.  The thesis became reality the same year when this untouched mid-century modern house (now under contract)  in Falls Church City was built. I recently took Read More >

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    July 18, 2014

  • Modern Snapshot: The Primary Day School in Bethesda

    Featured in Progressive Architecture in 1958, the Deigert & Yerkes designed Primary Day School in Bethesda opened in 1955. The stark white, sprawling hexagonal design with touches of–how appropriate–primary colors is hard to miss if you are driving on south on River Road from the Beltway.

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    July 15, 2014