Tonic Enters Three Modernist Houses in Matsumoto Prize Competition

(July 10, 2012) — Tonic Design + Tonic Construction, a design/build firm in Raleigh, has entered three house in the inaugural George Matsumoto Prize for modernist residential design in North Carolina built since 2006.

This unique design competition is sponsored by Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH). One of the many things that make it unique is that the designers’ names aren’t concealed. (Most of the houses entered are already archived on Triangle Modernist Houses’ extensive online archive of residential designs throughout North Carolina.) Another is that the designers can be from anywhere but the houses entered must be in this state. The Matsumoto Prize also allows the public to cast its votes for favorite houses among those entered. A professional jury, chaired by Frank Harmon, FAIA, will also determine the winners with the public vote counting as an additional “judge.”

Following are Tonic’s entered houses and links to the TMH pages on which the public may cast its vote (one vote per email address)…

  1. The John & Stacy Crabil House (be sure to watch the video!) http://www.trianglemodernisthouses.com/vote-6
  2. The GREENville House (Bobby & Kristi Walters’ residence) http://www.trianglemodernisthouses.com/vote-13
  3. Bahama Modern http://www.trianglemodernisthouses.com/vote-16

The Prize is named for noted modernist architect George Matsumoto, who will serve as a honorary judge.

Public voting closed Sunday, July 22, at 5 p.m. The winners will be announced during an Awards Reception on August 2, 7 p.m., in the new AIA NC Center for Architecture and Design in downtown Raleigh.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: