Read about Design Within Reach Scottsdale: A very special DWR Studio.
Monday, April 15: Joseph Eichler film. “People in Glass Houses,” a film about architect Joseph Eichler, 7-8:30 p.m. at Design Within Reach, 4821 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Free.
Tuesday, April 16: Architecture slide presentation. “Slide Slam,” a presentation by local members of the American Institute of Architects, 7-9 p.m. at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St. Free.
Wednesday, April 17: Modern ranch makeover talk. Cavin Costello and Claire Aton of the Ranch Mine will detail their Midcentury Modern and smaller ranch renovations, and Copenhagen owner Erik Hansen will discuss the furniture store’s 43-year history. Refreshments provided by Duck & Decanter. The event, 6-8 p.m., is free. Copenhagen, 1701 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix.
Thursday, April 18: Formica party/presentation. The Formica brand marks its 100th birthday this year. Celebrate the invention of laminate at Union Workspace, 6-8 p.m. at 1729 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix. RSVP to 513-786-3301. Free.
Friday, April 19: Superlite-block factory tour. Learn how Phoenix became known for its concrete industry on this guided tour of the Superlite block factory, 9-11 a.m. at 4223 W. Highland Ave., Phoenix. Learn about the materials being used to restore the David and Gladys Wright House in Phoenix’s Arcadia neighborhood, and join architecture critic and writer Tazmine Loomans to see Superlite blocks being made. Tickets are $40 at modernphoenixweek.com
Superlite blocks - "Lace Curtain"
About the Phoenix Modern Week Expo - Saturday, April 21
The location for Saturday's Phoenix Modern Week Expo will be at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Stage 2 7380 E 2nd St, Scottsdale at 9am thru 5:30pm. Some events are FREE, and some events will have an additional charge. For more information, go to modernphoenixweek.com
Saturday's events will include:
- A Bus Tour of Scottsdale’s ‘Most Western’ Mid Century Gems
- A Private Tour of Paolo Soleri’s Cosanti Foundation
- An Ultimate Tour of the Hotel Valley Ho
- Research your Midcentury Modern Home Using Primary Sources
- Phoenix’s Street of Dreams: The Visual Extravaganza That Was Van Buren
- A Modern Castle in the Sky: The David & Gladys Wright Residence
- Creating Places of Peace in Modern Environments
- Door Prize Drawings (+ a chance to win the last 2 tickets for Sunday's Home Tour!)
- Paolo Soleri: Beyond Form
Sunday's Phoenix Modern Tour is sold out, but will include the Starlite Vista, SunView Estates, North Central Avenue and the Midtown Garden Apartment district neighborhoods.
Additional details about the events can be found at: modernphoenixweek.com and also be sure to check out a wonderful source for mid century architecture here in Phoenix at: MondernPhoenix.net plus check out their facebook page too.
If you're local, I hope to see you at one of the many events!
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