a2 modern

tour: in-progress renovation of midcentury ranch

Homeowner Paul Hickman (owner of Urban Ashes) is opening the opportunity to experience a rare hands-on opportunity to visit an in-progress transformation of a historic mid-century modern ranch featuring a multitude of unconventional and reclaimed materials from the site and beyond. The next installment of the...

Modern Living Series

Modern Living Series The mission of a2modern is to raise the awareness and appreciation of modern architecture and design. This year we have been fortunate to sponsor several "interior" views with talks in support of our mission. This year we have partnered with Bob Eckstein,...

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....