Fallingwater Celebrates 75th Anniversary

November 28, 2011 By Leave a Comment

This colorful sound and light show was part of the festivities at Fallingwater’s recent 75th Anniversary Gala on September 17, 2011. The show was created by Chicago-based artistic ensemble Luftwerk who illuminated Fallingwater’s facade with laser lights set to music. For the evening Fallingwater’s natural beauty was transformed with modern technology and the result is…Read More

Choosing Exterior Paint Colors for a Historic Home

November 18, 2011 By Leave a Comment
clapp house

The Anna Clapp Harris Smith House located  in Dorchester, Massachusetts is being restored back to its original Federal Style thanks to the work of Historic Boston. Prior to restoration the home was clad in brown shingles. When work began on the home, the shingles were removed to reveal gray clapboard siding and the process of…Read More

TMS Goes West!

November 17, 2011 By Leave a Comment

TMS Architects recently completed a project for a long-time client near Jackson Hole, Wyoming.The project architects  were very excited to work in a different architectural vernacular – one we think of as  “Western Craftsman.”  The home originated as a Mormon meeting house in the 1900’s and has been transformed from a rustic seasonal camp to…Read More

Happy Thanksgiving from TMS Architects!

November 15, 2011 By Leave a Comment

Happy Thanksgiving from TMS Architects. In honor of the holiday we thought we would share some images from historic Plimouth  Plantation. The plantation is a living museum that recreates the original community built by the Pilgrims on the shore of Plymouth Harbor. You can literally step back in time to 1627 and see what village…Read More

Get out and Vote

November 15, 2011 By Leave a Comment

Today may be  election day but we aren’t getting political on the blog.  We have reviewed the submissions from our Facebook contest “Win a Little TLC from TMS” and have opened voting to the general public. We want you to weigh in and  select a winner from the three finalists. You can vote for your…Read More

Online Inspiration – Houzz and Pinterest

November 11, 2011 By Leave a Comment
pinterest boards

Gathering ideas for your building or renovating a home is easier than ever thanks to websites designed specifically to share interior design and architectural inspirations. Two sites that we enjoy visiting are Pinterest and Houzz since they are vibrant social media sites where people share photos and ideas. Every time you visit these sites you…Read More

Celebrate the Holiday Season at The Portsmouth Music Hall

November 9, 2011 By Leave a Comment

The holiday season is the perfect time to enjoy one of Portsmouth’s greatest treasures – The Portsmouth Music Hall. Why don’t you make a trip to the Music Hall a holiday tradition? Bring your whole family, or organize a group of friends for a festive dinner and a show. It is a great way to…Read More

2011 Building New Hampshire Award Winners

November 7, 2011 By Leave a Comment
2011 Building NH Awards

One of TMS Architect’s  projects, Regeneration Park, was recently named one of fourteen winners in the 2011 Building New Hampshire Awards announced at an awards breakfast held in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on November 2, 2011.  According to Kathy Poggi , a producer of the awards program and a principal in Seacoast Ink, “The winning entries…Read More

Reclaimed Wood Church in Europe Would Look Right at Home In New Hampshire

November 6, 2011 By Leave a Comment

Traditionally Mennonite churches have been designed in a straight forward simple style that looked mimicking sheds to avoid notice. The buildings were simple structures that echoed the look of pastoral out-buildings and barns. The interiors matched these sparse buildings and were plain spaces without adornments or distractions. This Menonite church in the Netherlands designed by…Read More