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Harlingen High School Level Students Tour Midcentury Modern Homes

Harlingen High School Level Students Tour Midcentury Modern Homes

ArchitectureTexasville, TXOn April 30, 2015 a small group of students toured four residences and Casa del Sol in Harlingen classic prototypes of midcentury modern buildings in the Rio Grande Valley. Michelle Honl, the group’s teacher, came to the RGV just last year to...

Two Famous Architects of Harlingen: John York and Alan Taniguchi

Two Famous Architects of Harlingen: John York and Alan Taniguchi

ArchitectureTexasville, TXTwo Famous Architects of Harlingen: John York and Alan Taniguchi By Norman Rozeff – Special to the Valley Morning Star. Posted: Saturday, February 21, 2009 12:00 am | Updated: 10:47 am, Fri Dec 14, 2012.For a small to medium-sized city that...

The Gift of Peace from Isamu Taniguchi

The Gift of Peace from Isamu Taniguchi

ArchitectureThis past Easter weekend I had the opportunity to visit Austin’s Botanical Gardens looking specifically for the Isamu Taniguchi Gardens. For those fanatics of the modern movement like me, connecting with someone whose family left such an indelible mark in...

TSC Students Design & Build Modern Bird Blinds in Brownsville

TSC Students Design & Build Modern Bird Blinds in Brownsville

ArchitectureThe project is funded by the Brownsville Healthy Communities http://www.healthybrownsville.org/ through a grant.This is a design – build project conducted in partnership between Texas Southmost College Architecture Program and Brownsville Healthy...

Sharing a Mid Century Modern Story at TEDx McAllen

Sharing a Mid Century Modern Story at TEDx McAllen

ArchitectureTEDx McAllen is finally in my memory. The stress and anguish are gone, but a new list of friends bloomed. Nothing could be better than meeting such amazing leaders – people who are shaping and inspiring the Rio Grande Valley. TED will post all of the...

A New Beginning for a Family and a MCM Home in Harlingen

A New Beginning for a Family and a MCM Home in Harlingen

Architecture“The house just spoke to me, and it gave me a great feeling as soon as I walked in the door,” said new midcentury modern home owner Melody Bockelman. After a failed attempt to remodel her new house, Melody was frustrated when she found a copy of Beyond...

Casa La Iguera. Brownsville. A Great Example of Modern Restoration

Casa La Iguera. Brownsville. A Great Example of Modern Restoration

ArchitectureIn his free time Brownsville Heritage Officer Roman McAllen, Assoc. AIA, a graduate of the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin, has rehabilitated a pair of dwellings for himself and his wife, Lisa, and also for his mother, Sybil...

Central Brownsville Now a National Historic District

Central Brownsville Now a National Historic District

ArchitectureAs a proud board member of Preservation Texas, a state-wide, non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for historic preservation, I was thrilled to celebrate the designation of National Historic District to central Brownsville bestowed by the...

Loving a Taniguchi House

Loving a Taniguchi House

ArchitectureHarlingen, TXYear Built - 1953 Architects -Alan Y. TaniguchiEddie and Alma Rocha welcome RGVMOD into their Harlingen home to talk about their love story with their Taniguchi home built in 1953 for William E. Black. Both Alma and Eddie work for Southwest...