Wednesday, September 17, 2014

N.C. Court upholds right to build a modern house in historic district

Source: Architect magazine
It's too bad the current example is so pedestrian, but kudos to the Historic Development Commission of Raleigh, North Carolina for having a policy that officially recognizes contemporary architecture as part of the historical continuum, and that allows modern architecture within historic districts. Raleigh HDC guidelines state: "The introduction of a compatible but contemporary new construction project can add depth and contribute interest to the district."

The full story may be found at Architect magazine.


  1. It doesn't quack like a house .... awkward at best ... this looks more like a builders or a houseifes attempt at design

    1. Indeed. I'm a little embarrassed that this is architect designed. Maybe I should have waited for a better example.