Who would expect modern architecture to be lurking in the woods of Maine, a state with 10 million uninhabited acres of woodlands? storefront for architecture maine‘s inaugural exhibition “maine modern: 50 years of modern architecture in maine” presents some of the nation’s best contemporary architecture. Many of the works in the exhibition clearly found inspiration in nature, Maine’s forest and sea, but when people think of Maine architecture, it is more often the grand summer cottages of Mt. Desert Island and the Shingle Style of John Calvin Stevens. storefront for architecture maine lets us in on a well-kept secret; modern architecture in Maine is thriving in the 21st century.
Although all the works are located in Maine, the architects came from around the United States, Canada, and as far away as Italy. The show is unique in that each project is represented by a three-dimensional model as well as stunning photographs and drawings. It is the first public viewing of many of the private projects. The exhibition displays the highest level of architectural design in the State of Maine.
maine modern: 50 years of modern architecture in Maine runs from October 1 through 31, with the opening celebration on Portland’s First Friday Art Walk on October 1, 2010.
Edward Larabee Barnes, Architect – Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
F. Frederick Bruck, Architect – Isaacson House
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners – Portland Museum of Art
Elliott Elliot Norelius Architects – House on Penobscot Bay
Peter Forbes, Architect – Miller House
Peter Forbes, Architect – Wenglowski House
Harriman Architects + Engineers – Harriman Architects + Engineers Office
Koetter Kim & Associates – Osher Map Library, University of Southern Maine
Koetter Kim & Associates – Wishcamper Center, University of Southern Maine
Bruce Norelius Studio – House on Punkinville Road
Gray Organschi Architecture – House at Seal Cove
Gray Organschi Architecture – House at Northeast Harbor
Corey Papadopoli – House on Town Hill
Schwartz Silver Architects, Maine Historical Society Library
Machado Silvetti & Associates – Bowdoin College Art Museum
Shim Sutcliffe Architects – Congregation Bet Ha’am
Theodore + Theodore Architects – Long Island House
Carol A. Wilson Architect – House on Mere Point
Carol A. Wilson Architect – Writer’s Studio