I received notice of these three upcoming architecture events in Phoenix via email. Reprinted below with permission (with embellishments by yours truly). All look like they should be quite interesting! Note the last event listed is for tomorrow, November 11.
Second Edition of Constructions about Al Beadle’s work
11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sunday, November 23, 2008
4450 North 12th Street, Phoenix, 85014
[A Beadle office building, of course!]
Come celebrate the second edition of this highly sought-after and long out-of-print book. Join the us in a brunch hosted by Desert Living Magazine, Nancy Beadle, Eddie Jones and Gnosis Ltd. to celebrate the book’s release.
An RSVP by Friday, November 14 is required: suzanne[AT]gnosisltd[DOT]org
Committed to the ethics of the Case Study Program and the vocabulary of building with glass and steel, the late modernist Al Beadle brought Modern Architecture to the Arizona desert. In 1993, ASU’s B. Michael Boyle and Diane Upchurch produced a catalogue to accompany an exhibit at the College of Architecture and Design which showcased Beadle’s work. Constructions: Buildings in Arizona by Alfred Newman Beadle is the only written resource on Arizona’s own, revered architect you can find at archute.com. It can be purchased through the Gnosis website: www.gnosisltd.org.
For more info on the effort behind releasing the second edition of Constructions, see the Gnosis Blog.
3rd Annual Sunnyslope Home Tour to benefit the Sunnyslope Historical Society Museum
Saturday and Sunday, November 15 & 16
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Each guided tour lasts approximately 90 minutes, leaving every half hour from Sunnyslope Historical Society, 737 E. Hatcher Road, in Phoenix.
Tickets are $35 per person, to be purchased in advance by cash or check.
Call (602) 331-3150 or visit http://www.sunnyslopehistoricalsociety.org
Highlights include five historic and contemporary homes with diverse architecture. In addition, a small neighborhood of patio homes designed by Arizona’s own award winning architect, Bennie Gonzales, will be on the tour. Renowned for his Southwest style architecture, Gonzales gave a modern interpretation to mission adobe style buildings.
Homes on tour include:
The Swadish Residence – Built in 1928 as a winter home for the Astlett family of New York City, this Italian detailed home originally cost $35,000. The current owners have refurbished it in the Santa Barbara style and it is by far one of the most beautiful homes in the area.
The Bohn House was also built in 1928. This adobe is unique in that it has a basement which was dug to make the adobes. The 2,284 sq. ft. home has three bedrooms and features an arched entry-way to the dining room. This home is very reminiscent of the 1920s.
The Carpenter Residence was built in 1958 and is described as “Mid Century Ranch gone Modern.” Features of this remodeled home include: sandblasted interior/exterior block; handcrafted steel accents and gates; a large living area w/honed Quartzite tile; a modern chef style kitchen with surfaces from dekton samples and professional grade stainless appliances and counter tops; stone tile showers and custom built vanities; high-end fixtures, dual pane windows, and newer roof. The home “that started the trend of Manzanita Drive also features custom desert landscape.
The Young Residence is a modern loft-style home designed by Woolsey Studio and constructed in 2001. The interior of the home is very spacious and open, with several ‘cube-like’ structures to separate the living spaces. Set on a hillside adjacent to the North Mountain Preserve, the home’s terraced design offers a balance between privacy and openness. Floor-to-ceiling windows along the front of the home make for amazing views that can be glimpsed from anywhere including the master bathroom. The home is warm and inviting, and provides an ideal setting for entertaining. This is modern architecture at its best!
The Nielsen Residence, a 2,900 sq. ft. modern home with strong design elements. Designer Mike Nielsen, of the Nielsen Galleries Connection, seeks to elicit an initial emotional response that immediately connects individuals to the environment.
India Night at the Contemporary Forum
7pm Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Phoenix Art Museum – Whiteman Hall
Admission is Free – Everyone is Welcome
Contemporary Forum presents an evening dedicated to recounting the architectural heritage of India as witnessed during a recent visit by a talented group of Phoenix architects. The program will not only present hidden examples of India’s architectural heritage, but it also will present modern works completed by Le Corbusier and Kahn. The architectural panel who made the trip will display discuss how a recent visit to India influences their current work.
Panel members are:
· Amit Upadhye, principal, AU Design Studio, LLC
· Eddie Jones, AIA, principal, Jones Studio
· Marlene Imirzian, principal, AIA, Marlene Imirzian & Associates, LLC, Architects
· Douglas Sydnor, AIA, president, Douglas Sydnor Architect & Associates
This event is generously sponsored by Bentley Gallery/Bentley Projects.