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  1. Anyone have insights on living in Breas Heights? Thanks.
  2. What is happening across the street at the former Wells Fargo at 4018 S. Braeswood?
  3. Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, July 13, for a Mod of the Month open house event from 3 - 5 PM. Help us find a new preservation minded owner for this important 1950s modern / contemporary style house, situated near the Houston Medical Center, southwest of downtown Houston. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. The next MODern Market will be held October 20-26, 2014. 3615 N. Braeswood Blvd. Braes Heights, Houston, Texas 77025 Noted architect Joseph Krakower and his designer Herb Greene designed this house for the Salzman family in 1957. It's listing in the Houston AIA Architecture Guide states Herb Green's hand is evident in this low-slung Braes Heights house, especially in the vertical slot windows that take the place of corners and the tense profile of the hipped roof. The house features large free flowing formal living and dining rooms along with a den, three bedrooms, three bathrooms, plus a two-car attached garage, all still lovingly cared for by it's original owner. The original set of blueprints will be on display. Joseph David Krakower was born in Houston in 1921 and graduated from Rice Institute in 1942 with a BA and in 1943 with a BS in Architecture. He then attended USC where he continued his architectural education and received a Masters in Architecture degree in 1947. He worked for Robert Kerrah and Lenard Gabert before starting his own firm in 1949. Herb Greene was Krakower's designer from 1954 - 1958. He studied under Bruce Goff in Oklahoma. Another example of their work is next door at 3611 plus another house by Krakower is around the corner at 3506 Glen Arbor. Greene went on to design a number of important structures at his own firm. Parking is available on Glen Arbor as well as Edloe and Tartan streets where a number of striking mid-century modern houses remain. HAR Link News and Upcoming Events Film at AIA- ArCH Victor Lundy: Sculptor of Space Wednesday July 16, 5:30 - 7:30pmArchitecture Center Houston Click here to RSVP Victor Lundy: Sculptor of Space captures the recollections of the modern American master architect and artist who designed the historic U.S. Tax Court Building in Washington, D.C. In 2008, GSA, proud steward of the U.S. Tax Court, nominated it to the National Register of Historic Places, making it the youngest of GSA’s more than 1,600 buildings to receive this designation. Realizing an unprecedented opportunity to capture on film the recollections of the original architect for this exceptionally significant building, GSA preservationists began working with Lundy to create a documentary on his life, work, and legacy. Click here to read more. Mr. Lundy will be in attendance at the screening and available to answer questions after the film. Astrodome: Harris County commissioners want to hear from you about the Astrodome. Please send your ideas and comments for new uses for the building by letter and email. Support future Mod events by becoming a member of Houston Mod. Houston Mod is planning several members-only and members get-in-free events. If you need to check your membership status, please e-mail info@houstonmod.org Houston Mod publications and vintage Astrodome bumper stickers will be sold at Sunday's event. We hope to see you Sunday at Mod of the Month!
  4. THE 'WOW' FACTOR New branch library has contemporary cool cachet By CLIFFORD PUGH Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle When John Middleton recently led a tour through the new John P. McGovern Stella Link Branch Library, a high school student enthusiastically compared the entrance, with a wavy gold plastic awning that floats over large glass doors, to the hip Ikea store. Middleton smiled. That's what he was hoping to hear. "We wanted a 'wow' factor," says the Houston Public Library's project manager for design and construction. Coolness is elusive, as companies can attest. Apple has it right now; Microsoft doesn't. With the new $5.6 million Stella Link branch, library officials have captured a cool cachet by busting the notion of what a library should be like. In the old days before the Internet transformed information-gathering, libraries were often dimly lit places where beverages were banned; and if you spoke above a whisper, a librarian would quickly "shush" you. But now, with competition from bookstores where comfy chairs, coffee bars and wireless Internet access invite lingering, libraries across the nation have to keep up or lose their relevance. In Seattle, the $165 million Rem Koolhaas-designed central library
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