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May 2015

  • Event: Modernizing Mies’ MLK Library

    If you want to see what initial plans look like for possible changes to Mies van der Rohe’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, the National Building Museum is hosting an event with the architects from D.C.-based Martinez & Johnson and the Dutch firm Mecanoo Architecten. The event will be Read More >

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    May 28, 2015

  • Open Houses for a ‘Mad Men’ Sunday

    Here a are few open houses to hit before you get ready to watch the “Mad Men” finale tonight. This architect-designed house (pictured above) sits on nearly an acre in Silver Spring. The multi-level, open kitchen-dining-living room with wood-beamed ceiling and walls of glass reminded me of Ray Kappe’s Read More >

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    May 17, 2015

  • Hammond Wood: Our Next Goodman Project

    Just closed today on this mid-century modern home by Charles Goodman in Hammond Wood. This two-level 3 bedroom/2 full bath home was featured in the May 1952 issue of Progressive Architecture (see below). Hammond Wood is a National Register of Historic Places-designated neighborhood just north of Kensington. Stay tuned for the Read More >

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    May 13, 2015

  • Explore Europe’s Modern Embassies – May 9

    You will not experience any jet lag as you view some European modernism right here in Washington. The annual tour of European embassies is tomorrow (May 9) with the “Shortcut to Europe: European Union Embassies’ Open House Day.” Mid-century modern and modern embassies to focus on are the embassies of Read More >

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    May 8, 2015