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  1. Mod of the Month Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, June 23, for Mod of the Month from 2-4 PM. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. 1807 Wroxton Road, Houston, Texas 77005 Southampton Place HAR LINK A sophisticated residence by architect Charles Tapley, FAIA, offers gallery-style spaces connecting private living pavilions. Timeless design has been protected and intelligently updated. Amenities include a luxurious bedroom suite with floating staircase and loft, a dramatic library/den with bath and double-height ceilings, plus clerestory windows, and a private shaded front courtyard with sparkling pool. Charles Tapley is a 1955 graduate of Rice University and became a registered architect in Texas in 1960 and a registered landscape architect in 1970. He founded Tapley & Associates in 1960 where he has designed many signature landmarks in the Houston area such as Tranquility Park, the Contemporary Art Museum, a courtyard landscape at the Museum of Fine Arts, Buffalo Bayou parks and improvements, the Camp Allen Retreat, various churches, residences, as well as playgrounds and parks for the Texas Medical Center. He is an Adjunct Professor in Architecture at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture at the University of Houston. Tapley was elected to the AIA College of Fellows in 1979 for his outstanding contributions to the profession. In 2011 Tapley received the Houston AIA Lifetime Achievement Award. Tapley's archive is at Rice University: Charles Tapley architectural collection, MS 523, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library. 6127 Riverview Way, Houston, Texas 77057 Tanglewood, Section 15 HAR LINK This ultra-modern redesign by architect Tom Hurt, AIA was recently completed near Houston Country Club in the Tanglewood neighborhood. Portions of the original 1966 modern house remain including the original poured in place terrazzo floors which gleam in the expansive light-filled living space complete with built in seating and a modern fireplace. The master bedroom occupies it`s own wing with spacious dressing and bath areas. A guest room is also downstairs. Upstairs there are two additional bedrooms, a playroom and a secluded study. Every room features great natural light, interesting architectural angles, and sleek modern finishes. Hurt Partners Architects is an architectural practice in Austin, Texas, headed by principal Tom Hurt, AIA. The firm’s built and ongoing work is known for its well-proportioned and dynamic forms and spaces as well as sensitive relationships to its site. Hurt Partners designs highly sustainable buildings- limiting building size by careful study of clients’ needs and reusing and readapting buildings and building materials where possible. Hurt received his education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Upcoming Events Save the date of October 5th, 2013 for the 7th annual DoCoMoMo US Tour Day. This annual event gathers chapters, members, students, architects, historians and the general public to celebrate the modern movement in the US. Details on Houston's events will be announced soon. Click here for more information. http://www.docomomo-us.org/tourday 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 at Mod of the Month!
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