Author Archives: tylermerkel
Remember this 1954 James Bronkema in East Grand Rapids? It is now on the market. Have a look at the listing here. There are plenty of more beautiful photos to view.
In late 2011, our friends at Triangle Modernist Houses in Raleigh, North Carolina selected Mid-Century Michigan as one of the recipients of the Macon Smith research grant. For this honor I feel extreme gratitude and deeply indebted. As a thank-you … Continue reading
Settled on a quiet side street in East Grand Rapids lies a time-machine from 1954. It is nighttime, perfect for gazing into the inner architecture of this unit. With its interior lit up like a showroom, there is little to … Continue reading
Located on a deeply wooded lot lies a prismatic gem designed for living. Hiding below hilltop-level, is a modern masterpiece designed by Gunnar Birkerts, a Latvian born, German-trained, architect. Flooded with natural daylight seeping in through zigzagged panes of glass, this home was designed to … Continue reading
I invite you to have a look at our Facebook page, to which I’ve uploaded various photos of architectural landmarks I’ve visited in my worldwide travels. There you will see architecture from several notable greats, such as Ludwig Mies van … Continue reading
Last week while taking a walk through the neighborhood, I stopped in my tracks as I came across a low-slung house with pitched roof segments and an expansive glass façade that afforded a limited view into the interior. The exterior … Continue reading