East Bay home tour shows how modernism
has changed from the mid-century to today
When talk turns to modern residential architecture, what are we really talking about? There have been many changes from the 1930s to today, as people's tastes and needs, or what they perceive to be needs, have changed.
This year's AiA East Bay 'mostly' self-guided tour, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 8, will open to the public a variety of houses that illustrate what's come before, how it led to what we see today—and what we may be seeing in the future.
The tour day's headquarters is Bica Coffeehouse, 5701 College Avenue, Oakland. Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 on the day of the tour—if there are any left.
"What I think is really great about this year's tour is how we have houses that were built throughout the 20th century," says Sidney Sweeney, executive director of the East Bay chapter of the American Institute of Architects...