The end of the coronavirus pandemic is in sight for Americans. However, the country is still not quite ready for large-scale gatherings. This is especially true in small spaces like private homes. For lovers of architecture and design, however, the Modern Architecture + Design Society (MA+DS) is presenting their signature Modern Home Tour series throughout 2021. They are doing it in a way that gives everyone, everywhere the opportunity to explore some of the North America’s greatest examples of modern residential architecture.
“We have a full calendar of new, virtual Modern Home Tours planned for 2021,” explains MA+DS founder, James Leasure. “Every month, we will visit the cities we’d normally visit in person, plus a couple of extras. We will take a look inside a region’s finest examples of modern residential architecture and design. We will also talk LIVE with the architects and designers who created them.”
For these virtual events, tourgoers will take the tour from the safety and comfort of their home. Each tour is comprised of individual segments that use a combination of 3D imaging scans, virtual walkthroughs, and live Q&A with architects, builders, and designers to discuss the fine details and design of each home. You ill have a chance to as questions and get plenty of expert advice and tips shared.
“We are a small operation that still specializes in live events,” says Leasure. “When COVID-19 struck and we had to pause our in-person tours, the name of the game became adapt – or die. We have found a really exciting way to keep the discussion and celebration of Modern architecture and design alive through the pandemic, and the silver lining is that we can keep it going in a way that can reach more people across the continent. Early response has been great. A number of attendees from our first tours have made the commitment to join us virtually throughout the year, and hopefully beyond. We plan to extend our new content strategy into our live events once we’re back to ‘regular’ operations.”
Virtual Home Tour Season Pass
The new Virtual Home Tour Season Pass will launch immediately. It will provide access to every virtual tour in 2021, plus tickets to in-person tours once it is safe to gather again. All tour content is made available in the weeks after the tour. This will make it easy for all attendees to enjoy segments and explore models when it is convenient for them. They can also revisit their favorites from the live events once again.
“An added bonus to doing a virtual tour is that tourgoers interested in seeing the homes do not have to block a full day off on their schedule,” says Leasure. “Likewise, those who live far away don’t have to travel. We like to think of this as an interactive LIVE TV show that you also have the option to watch DVR-style at a later time. For Season Pass holders, it means a steady stream of new, original modern architecture and design content to enjoy each month.”
About the Modern Architecture + Design Society
The Modern Architecture + Design Society is based in Austin, Texas. James Leasure founded it in 2010. Known as Modern Home Tours, its goal was to introduce modern architecture and living to people across the nation. They do this through fun and informative self-guided home tours in dozens of cities across the USA and Canada. The group also invites people into some of the most exciting examples of modern architecture and design in the nation. With carefully selected architects, neighborhoods and architecture, the MA+DS Home Tours are unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Not only will you learn about the cutting edge of home design while on our tours, but you might even get an idea or two for your next home project!