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Chapter Meeting November 9

Please join us for our next chapter meeting for a debrief on Tour Day 2017 and a planning session for 2018. When: 6pm, Thursday, November 9 Where: Quinn Evans Architects 2121 Ward Place NW Fourth Floor

"Eavesdropping on the design icons who made Washington’s Metro"

Alexandra Lange highlights the history of DC's Metro as context for understanding the current challenges facing both it and NYC's subway system in her piece, "Eavesdropping on the design icons who made Washington’s Metro". ...We have to see transit design as Weese did: distributed across the city, both as a network of connected stations, platforms, and trains, and as a network of connected tasks. Weese and his team identified the problem, but needed the sometimes harsh design critiques of the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA), “the only federal commission dedicated to design review and aesthetic excellence,” as it says on its website, to create a solution that spoke to place, operations and main

Rediscovering Brutalism

Docomomo DC hosted Rediscovering Brutalism: Understanding D.C.'s Concrete Architecture, a lecture and tour highlighting the unique brutalist architectural heritage of Washington, D.C., as part of this year’s annual, nationwide Docomomo Tour Day 2017. ​ Brutalism is an architectural style everyone loves to hate, but it marks an important period both in the history of design and in the architectural legacy of Washington, D.C. The recent loss of significant brutalist buildings in the city, including Araldo Cossutta’s Third Church of Christ, Scientist, confirms that now is the time to reevaluate and celebrate this architecture. The lecture and tour explored local iterations of brutalist architec

Montgomery Modern Bus Tour 2017

The Montgomery Modern Bus Tour 2017 on Sunday, October 8 was a great event. Among the tour stops was The Hilltop at Seven Hills Lane, a 10-acre woodland neighborhood of 32 modernist houses designed by Cohen, Haft & Associates. Developed by Albert Brodsky and Edith Matthews, The Hilltop opened in 1967. Checkout Montgomery County Planning's website for more photos from the day.






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