The first-ever Modern Home Tour in Vancouver is due to take place on September 14th. This will be Modern Homes Tours second visit outside the US and will give tour goers the opportunity to explore some of the greatest examples of interior design and modern architecture in their own city.
It is a self-guided driving tour that will take him between 6 to 10 architecturally progressive and contemporary homes situated in and around the Vancouver area. It will give tour goers the opportunity to see how cutting-edge and sustainable building techniques are incorporated in the principles of modernist thinking, and how all these elements can be combined to make a modern dwelling.
At the moment four homes have been approved for the tour and represent work from local Vancouver architects Project 22 Design Inc., One SEED, and Falken Reynolds Interiors.
The co-founder of the Modern Home Tours, Matt Swinney, has been talking about the group's decision to move north of the border, saying "The Pacific Northwest region of the United States is very rich in modern architecture, and Vancouver sits right there with them as one of the hotspots for modern design. It is, like Toronto, one of the most vibrant and progressive cities in the Americas, and an absolutely perfect match for our tours. We are thrilled to bring the idea of modern architecture exploration to the unique architectural community that has blossomed north of our borders."
Homes participating in the tour will be open from 11 AM to 5 PM on Saturday, September 14 in the Vancouver area. Tickets cost $30 in advance, or can be bought for $40 on the day of the tour at designated locations. Kids under the age of 12 are free. More details about the Vancouver Modern Home Tour can be found here.
Modern Home Tours, LLC is based in Austin, Texas and was founded by partners Matt Swinney & James Leasure to introduce the idea of modern architecture and living to people throughout the nation. The tours aim to be fun and informative, and invite people into some of the most exciting examples of modern architecture and design in the nation.