Movie Ticket Giveaway for the Nowell’s Architecture Movie Series

December 16: My Architect: A Son's Journey. Trailer. Louis Kahn's teaching career began at Yale University in 1947. Kahn was elected a FAIA in 1953. He was named Professor of Architecture and Planning at MIT in 1962 and Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania in 1966. In 1974, Kahn died of a heart attack in a men's restroom in New York's Pennsylvania Station. He went unidentified for three days because he had crossed out the home address on his passport. He had just returned from a work trip to Bangladesh, and despite his long career, he was deeply in debt when he died. In 2003, Kahn's son Nathaniel Kahn released this Oscar-nominated biographical documentary about his father which gives glimpses of the architecture while focusing on talking to the people who knew him: family, friends, and colleagues. It includes interviews with renowned architect contemporaries such as B. V. Doshi, Frank Gehry, Ed Bacon, Philip Johnson, I. M. Pei, and Robert A. M. Stern, but also an insider's view of Kahn's unusual family arrangements. The unusual manner of his death is used as a point of departure and a metaphor for Kahn's unusual life.

The Nowell’s Architecture Movie Series, featuring hard-to-find films about Modernist architects and architecture, returns next month to the Galaxy Cinema in Cary. The series is sponsored by the nonprofit historic preservation group Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH) and Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture. Starting November 8 at 11 a.m., TMH will announce a secret location on its Facebook… Continue reading Movie Ticket Giveaway for the Nowell’s Architecture Movie Series

Triangle Modernist Houses Celebrates Its Third Year of Advocacy | Sept 13

Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH) will celebrate its third anniversary with a Cocktail Birthday Party in the new Aloft Hotel in Chapel Hill on Monday, September 13, starting at 6 p.m. The cash-bar event is open to the public and no registration is required. Management consultant George Smart of Durham launched TMH in 2007 as the… Continue reading Triangle Modernist Houses Celebrates Its Third Year of Advocacy | Sept 13

IGNITE RALEIGH 2 TO INCLUDE “MAYBERRY MODERNISM” | Mar 3

George Smart, founder and director of Triangle Modernist Houses, will present “Mayberry Modernism: Why The Triangle Is America’s Hotspot For Way Cool Houses” on Wednesday, March 3, at the Lincoln Theatre in downtown Raleigh during “Ignite Raleigh 2,” an evening of thought-provoking presentations that will take place from 7 to 10 p.m.   Ignite is… Continue reading IGNITE RALEIGH 2 TO INCLUDE “MAYBERRY MODERNISM” | Mar 3

“THE FOUNTAINHEAD” AT GALAXY CINEMA | Jan 14

Triangle Modernist Houses.com (TMH) and Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture Gallery will present a special showing of “The Fountainhead,” the classic 1949 film based on Ayn Rand’s seminal novel, on Thursday, January 14, at 7 p.m. at the Galaxy Cinema in Cary.