Architect Feature: Day Hilborn

Architect Feature: Day Hilborn

Day Hilborn had a vibrant and eclectic life. He was heavily influenced by music and performance theatre. In the 1930’s he was known most for his movie theatre designs. It was said that he was known by everyone in town and he had a great influence on the design of...
ARTIST FEATURE: C. Jere

ARTIST FEATURE: C. Jere

The nom de plume of creative duo Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels, C. Jere was born from a vision to produce “gallery-quality art for the masses”. Founded in 1963, Freiler, a German immigrant manufacturer,  acted as production chief and Fels, a New York-based artist, was...
International Style Architecture, or Bauhaus

International Style Architecture, or Bauhaus

International Style. Bauhaus. “The Architecture of the Machine Age”. The birthplace of midcentury modernism. An architectural style born of the social, political and philosophical trappings of and age, and rapidly transformed the face of civilization and it’s cities,...
Architect Feature: Frank Shell

Architect Feature: Frank Shell

Frank Shell was a pioneer of modern commercial design. He operated in Oregon between 1950 and 1980 and was known for his cutting-edge style, which now defines the iconic midcentury modern look. He specialized in schools and churches, but also designed many homes,...
Northwest Regional Modernism

Northwest Regional Modernism

Northwest Regional Modernism. An all-encompassing term for the artists, architects, designs, and homes that excite us here at Modern Homes Portland. A style as beautiful as the region in which it was born, Northwest Modernism is an interpretation of what it means to...

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