Modern Architecture in Maine Exhibition: Buildings, Houses

Modern Architecture in Maine Exhibition, Buildings, Houses, Architects, US Real Estate Designs

Modern Architecture in Maine

20th Century New England Architectural Information, northeast USA

Oct 6, 2010

Maine Modern : Fifty Years of Modern Architecture in Maine

Modern Architecture in Maine Exhibition

Who would expect modern architecture to be lurking in the woods of Maine, a state with 10 million uninhabited acres of woodlands. storefront for architecture maine’s inaugural exhibition “maine modern: fifty years of modern architecture in maine” will present some of the nation’s best contemporary architecture.

Many of the works in this exhibition clearly find inspiration in nature, Maine’s forest and sea, but when people think of Maine architecture, it is more often the grand summer cottages of Mt. Desert Island and the Shingle Style of John Calvin Stevens. storefront for architecture maine lets us in on a well-kept secret; modern architecture in Maine is thriving in the 21st century.

Writers Studio ; Seal Cove House ; Island House ; Punkinville Road House
Writers Studio Seal Cove House Island House Punkinville Road House
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Although all the works are located in Maine, the architects come from around the United States, Canada and as far away as Italy. The show is unique in that each project is represented by a three-dimensional model as well as stunning photographs and drawings. This will be the first public viewing of many of the private projects. The exhibition displays the highest level of architectural design in the State of Maine.

Osher Map Library ; Portland Museum of Art ; Nomentana Residence ; Penobscot Bay House
Portland Museum of Art Nomentana Residence Penobscot Bay House
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“maine modern: fifty years of modern architecture in Maine” runs from October 1 through 31, with the opening celebration on Portland’s First Friday Art Walk on October 1, 2010. The storefront space on the first floor of the Clapp Building, 443 Congress Street, will be open Wednesday through Sunday from noon until 6:00 pm and by appointment.

Ida Carroll John Marshall Brown Library ; Miller House ; Mere Point House ; Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Ida Carroll John Marshall Brown Library Miller House Mere Point House Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
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The exhibition, “maine modern: 50 years of modern architecture in maine” features architects from around New England – 7 firms from Massachusetts, one from Connecticut, 7 from Maine – along with architects from Canada, Atlanta and Florence, Italy. 21 projects presented to the public in a corner storefront space in Portland, Maine.

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Isaacson House:
Isaacson House
image : Eric Roth

Philip Isaacson, who house is featured, won the Maine Prize for Architecture 2010. He has been an art and architecture critic for 45 years. 50 years ago he approached Jose Luis Sert in Cambridge, Massachusetts to design a modern house for him, for $25,000 US. Although Sert was interested, he turned down the request and his colleague, F. Frederick Bruck designed the house for Mr. Isaacson.

University Commons Wishcamper Center ; House Town Hill ; Northeast Harbor House ; Wenglowski House
University Commons Wishcamper Center House Town Hill Northeast Harbor House Wenglowski House
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The Maine Prize for Architecture
The award took place on October 1, 2010 at the opening of the exhibition “maine modern: fifty years of modern architecture in maine”.

Bowdoin College Museum of Art ; Harriman Corporate HQ ; Congregation Bet Ha’am
Bowdoin College Museum of Art Harriman Corporate HQ Congregation Bet Ha'am
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American Architecture

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Maine
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

BSA Unbuilt Awards
Winning Designs + Architects
BSA Unbuilt Awards
image from architect
BSA Unbuilt Awards


To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.




Boston Buildings

Edward M. Kennedy Institute
Rafael Viñoly Architects
Edward M. Kennedy Institute Building
image : Rafael Viñoly

Edward M. Kennedy Institute

MIT Media Arts & Sciences Building
Fumihiko Maki and associates
MIT Media Lab
photo courtesy of Andy Ryan

MIT Media Lab Building

Community Rowing Boathouse Buildings
anmahian winton architects
Community Rowing Boathouse Building
photo © Peter Vanderwarker

Boston Rowing Boathouse

Ames Hotel Building
Rockwell Group
Ames Hotel
photo : Morgans Hotel Group

Ames Hotel design

Museum of Fine Arts
Foster + Partners
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
image : Foster + Partners

Museum of Fine Arts Boston




Long Reach Retreat, Harpswell, Maine, USA
Design: Kaplan Thompson Architects
Long Reach Retreat in Harpswell
photograph : Irvin Serrano

Long Reach Retreat, Maine

American Architects

Massachusetts Architecture – Key Buildings in the state

Boston Buildings
Light Portal Boston
photograph © Andreas Keller

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