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    Month of Modern x Papachristou Home Tour

    • Dates: September 21, 2019
    • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Admission: $50
    • Location:
      HMH Architecture + Interiors 1701 15th Street, Suite B,
      Boulder, CO 80302
    Overview 

    Overview

    In partnership with Historic Boulder and CU Boulder’s AIAS chapter, join Month of Modern for a one-of-a-kind House Tour experience in Boulder. See an awe-inspiring group of five select Papachristou housesthat reflect the rich diversity of livable, innovative architecture and design found throughout his buildings.


    Tician Papachristou (1928-2018) came to Boulder by Greyhound bus in 1954 after graduating from Princeton University. Like many of Boulder’s mid-century modern architects, he worked for James Hunter. Papachristou moved on to form his own practice which included brief associations with Charles Haertling and Daniel Havekost. He also taught design at the University of Colorado.


    His body of work in Boulder, which includes a local historic landmark and several designated Structures of Merit, was influenced by the vernacular architecture of his native Greece as well modernists including Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier.


    Papachristou worked with clients who were young and at the beginning of their careers and therefore on a limited budget. The natural materials used were chosen for their low cost and sustainability such as wood, cinder block, concrete and glass, and furthermore he believed it was socially responsible to keep expenses to a minimum.


    Many of his homes feature details with repeating geometric patterns. Dramatic ceilings and striking custom fireplaces are hallmarks of his structures as are the seamless transitions between indoor and outdoor spaces.


    Papachristou’s influence on Boulder includes his participation in the NCAR site selection team with Dr. Walter Orr Roberts and architect I.M Pei. With encouragement by Pei, Papachristou left Boulder to work for the Marcel Breuer architecture firm in New York City in 1965 and became a partner in the firm in 1974.


    For one day only, attendees will be given the rare chance to walk through the interiors of some of the most inspiring private homes in Boulder’s neighborhoods. This self-guided tour features five distinct residences chosen to inspire design professionals and enthusiasts alike.



    Tour Information



    Advanced Ticket Holders: All participants must have a tour guide booklet—it’s the admission ticket you will show to enter each house. We will send out a digital PDF copy the night before the house tour to the email that you provide. You can also pick up a hard copy of the Tour Guide Book at HMH Architecture + Interiors beginning at 9:30am the day of the tour.
     

     

    Day of Event Tickets: Pick up your copy of the House Tour Guide Book with the addresses and descriptions of the homes at HMH Architecture + Interiors on the day of the tour. PDF version not available on the day of the tour.
     

     

    Home Tour Guide Book Pick Up:
    HMH Architecture + Interiors
    1701 15th Street, Suite B, 
    Boulder CO 80302
    Opens at 9:30am!
     

     

    Transportation: Homes are accessible by car. We encourage carpooling and will provide a map to each location.
     

     

    Be a Good Guest:
    Be respectful of the homes and the owners

    DO
    • Remove shoes and/or wear provided booties.
    • Stay within designated areas

    DON’T
    • Bring pets
    • Use private bathrooms
    • Touch or handle items in the homes
    • Smoke, eat or drink inside the homes
    • Take photos

     

     

    DISCLOSURE: The Month of Modern Papachristou Home Tour is a tour of private homes. The tour and its organizers and sponsors are not responsible for the upkeep or maintenance of these properties and are not liable for any injuries that might occur as a result. You may encounter conditions that pose risk of injury, such as wet walkways, steep stairs, low doorways, loose rugs or carpets, or other potentially hazardous conditions. Tour guests agree to waive all claims against the tour organizers, contractors, sponsors, volunteers and tour homeowners arising from or related to participation and travel.

    Month of Modern x Papachristou Home Tour
    • 1701 15th Street, Suite B,
    • Boulder, CO 80302
    • to
    • HMH Architecture + Interiors
    • $50