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Michigan participation in docomomo tour day 2012

Two organizations in Michigan will be participating in DOCOMOMO US Tour Day 2012--a2modern and Wayne State University. Both events are free. Please see below for further information! a2modern, Ann Arbor State Historic Preservation Officer Brian Conway will be at the Bentley Historical Library in Ann...

ann arbor rotary award to david w osler

Architect David W. Osler received emeritus status by the Ann Arbor Rotary Society August 22, 2012. The event was held in the Michigan Union. Architect Ed Wier provided the talk on Osler's many achievements. Those remarks are provided below: David W. Osler David was...

modern yet historic, vintage yet sustainable

a2modern was asked by Concentrate Media about homeowners who have modernized their homes with the goal of making the structure more energy efficient. The architects at midcentury were also thinking about sustainability in decisions they made. a2modern recommended that the writer Denise McGeen...

cranbrook, flw in the area

This past weekend several of us carpooled to Cranbrook Art Museum for a guided tour of the George Nelson exhibit--it was fantastic. We then had a tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright designed "Gregor Affleck" home on Woodward avenue. What a beautiful home....

umma 2 great exhibits to see this summer

The University of Michigan Museum of Art currently has until September 2, 2012 two great exhibits. One is abstract art form the collection (including works by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell and Joan Miro) curated by Professor Celeste Brusati and the other...

residential modern receive ann arbor awards

Six modern homes received Ann Arbor Historic Preservation awards this past Monday evening June 4th at the 24th Annual Ann Arbor Preservation Awards ceremony held at the City Council meeting! As Susan Wineberg, chair of the preservation awards committee states "Mid-Century Modern is getting...

preservation news:

Architect Minoru Yamasaki's work to be restored at Wayne State University by John Gallager, from the Detroit Free Press: "One of Detroit's most significant works by famed architect Minoru Yamasaki will be restored thanks to a $1.8-million project beginning next month. The work will restore the pools of...