AIA Birmingham tour flaunts new architecture

Homes like you’ve never seen before, at least outside of magazines, will be on full display this fall as the Detroit chapter of the American Institute of Architects kicks off its semi-annual house tour.

This year the tour will feature five homes from the Birmingham-Bloomfield area during Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. The Detroit chapter of the AIA only holds these tours once every two years and rotates the communities it highlights for each tour.

“It showcases the finest homes in the area,” says Tany Nagy, co-chair of the AIA-Detroit House Tour.

The tour is focusing on modern architecture. Three of the houses are new, while the other two are renovations that emphasize contemporary design. All of the homes are designed by AIA architects and feature innovative design concepts that represent some of the most current thinking and trends in residential design.

The tour begins in the Birmingham Parking Garage, 333 Old Woodward Ave. in downtown Birmingham. Tickets, which go on sale this week, go for $15 a pop in advance and $20 the day of the tour. For information, call (313) 965-4100.

Source: Tany Nagy, co-chair of the AIA-Detroit House Tour
Writer: Jon Zemke