Architecture Sarasota’s ninth annual MOD Weekend, which kicks off Nov. 10, will celebrate "tropical modernism," a style led by the need to adapt to natural elements like light, heat and humidity that often informed the Sarasota School style of architecture that emerged in and around Sarasota during the post-war years of 1941-1966. (For a quick look at the style in action, click here.)
The Sarasota School of Architecture practitioners, led by visionary Phillip Hiss, embodied this regional modern ethos. This year's MOD Weekend will explore examples of tropical modernism applications in Sarasota and from around the globe through a variety of tours, talks and social events.
Saturday morning brings a Healy Guest House and Revere Quality House trolley tour and yoga under the umbrella at the Umbrella House, followed by an afternoon Lido Shores walking tour and a reception and book signing by award-winning architect Max Strang in the evening. A tropical modern symposium, exploring topics from Africa to Asia to our own Gulf Coast of Florida, along with tours, will continue on Sunday.
The ninth annual MOD Weekend takes place Nov. 10-13, 2022. For tickets and view the full program, click here.