Modern Home Tours Come to Chicago
Friday, June 22nd, 2012
Considering Chicago's historic and continuing role as a hub of modernism—think Frank Lloyd Wright, Moholy-Nagy and Mies plus our current wealth of creative designers and architects—it's only natural that we might want to tour some of Chicago's finest contemporary abodes. Austin's Modern Home Tours has added Chicago to its roster and the first event hits this Saturday. There's no bus, no fuss, just a list of interesting private residences opened up for design lovers to check out at their own pace. Modern Home Tours co-founder, Matt Swinney notes coming to Chicago was a natural move. "The Modern architectural movement has made its mark on Chicago’s public buildings, and now residents can get a glimpse into how this movement translates into private homes.” Houses by architectural firms such as Alexander Gorlin, John Ronan and UrbanLab, among others, are slated for the tour, with more added daily. Former managing editor of Architectural Record, Ingrid Spencer, curated the group of Chicago homes showcased.
The self-guided tours kick off Saturday, June 23, 11am–5pm and tickets are $25.
Visit chicago.modernhometours.com for more info