Albuquerque Modernism: Mid-Century Architecture in the MetroABQ, Case Studies

Albuquerque Modernism: Mid-Century Architecture in the MetroABQ, Case Studies
by Chris Lucas

There are some great organizations springing up to celebrate the Mid-Century Modern architectural movement in the MetroABQ. One such group, Modern Albuquerque, organized a fabulous Mid Mod Home Tour & I am excited to see some of the other guided tours they have in store.
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Downtown Art & Architecture Junction Part II

Downtown Art & Architecture Junction Part II
by Chris Lucas


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ABQ Mid Mod Home Tour Spotlight: A Mossman & A Netherwood Park Home

ABQ Mid Mod Home Tour Spotlight: A Mossman & A Netherwood Park Home
by Chris Lucas


Five Unique Mid-Century Modern Homes
Spread Out Across The City
Open For A Day...


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ABQ Mid Mod Home Tour Spotlight: A North Campus Mid Mod Treat

ABQ Mid Mod Home Tour Spotlight: A North Campus Mid Mod Treat
by Chris Lucas

The fourth stop on the ABQ Mid Mod Home Tour was to a North Campus neighborhood near Indian School Road. It featured a stunning home & property: to get inside, you cross a steel bridge over a rather utilitarian moat, seen above. The folks crossing & hanging out on the bridge provide good context for the size of the moat.

Below are three scenes facing the home from the garden-terraced backyard & one from in the living room; more floor-to-ceiling windows & wood ceiling beams. There is great perspective in the second image below, which shows the dual-levels of the home--the person standing in the middle of the image on the right-hand-side provides context for the enormity of the space.

This is where the Mid Mod Tour started

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The Many Sides of the ABQ Museum's Sculpture Garden's Big Head

The Many Sides of the ABQ Museum's Sculpture Garden's Big Head
by Chris Lucas

The public art Sculpture Garden at the ABQ Museum is a surreal site. Located in Old Town across from the impressive Tiguex Park, the outdoor garden is a great prelude to the ever-changing museum shows inside the building. Now walk around the garden & notice the sculptures from different angles--it's a whole new experience with each new gaze at the figures. Below are numerous views of The Head, easy to access & prominently displayed in the garden. Read More