Tonic Design Tonic Construction

Tonic Design Tonic Construction is an award-winning modern design-build firm in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Chiles Residence

Chiles Residence

Built upon the steel frame of a previous home and a love of mid-century modern art and architecture, the Chiles Residence provides both open perches and quiet retreats on its wooded hill site. Using rusted steel panels and white painted steep [...]

Rank Residence

Rank Residence

Our client came to us asking for a “Modern Gothic” house. His interest in privacy, tall vertical spaces, and a fascination with stairs drove the design for the four-story house. Narrow vertical windows add to the building’s verticality while allowing [...]

Crabill Modern

Crabill Modern

This is a house for a creative and passionate family to live and work, a family that values design and wanted something special. The client presented an opportunity and a challenge: to design a progressive, thoroughly contemporary house that was [...]

Smart-Stell Residence

Smart-Stell Residence

Our clients wanted a new house but not a new neighborhood. On one of their daily walks they found a 40-year-old structure for sale. The house, beyond repair, occupied a promising lot with a southeast exposure to a small lake. [...]

GREENville House

GREENville House

Driven by technologically advanced systems, sensitive building placement and site orientation, the house tracks the sun as it stretches away from its own shadow. Private spaces fill narrow bars, extending into the landscape and away from a double height, public [...]

Art as Shelter

Art as Shelter

Cited by the AIA Small Practitioners Projects jury as “a remarkable piece of shelter and a handsome form in the landscape, ” this project was designed and built for the North Carolina Museum of Art, as an integral component of the Museum [...]

Chiles Residence
Chiles Residence

Built upon the steel frame of a previous home and a love of mid-century modern art and architecture, the Chiles Residence provides both open perches and quiet retreats on its wooded hill site. Using rusted steel panels and white painted steep [...]

Rank Residence
Rank Residence

Our client came to us asking for a “Modern Gothic” house. His interest in privacy, tall vertical spaces, and a fascination with stairs drove the design for the four-story house. Narrow vertical windows add to the building’s verticality while allowing [...]

Crabill Modern
Crabill Modern

This is a house for a creative and passionate family to live and work, a family that values design and wanted something special. The client presented an opportunity and a challenge: to design a progressive, thoroughly contemporary house that was [...]

Smart-Stell Residence
Smart-Stell Residence

Our clients wanted a new house but not a new neighborhood. On one of their daily walks they found a 40-year-old structure for sale. The house, beyond repair, occupied a promising lot with a southeast exposure to a small lake. [...]

GREENville House
GREENville House

Driven by technologically advanced systems, sensitive building placement and site orientation, the house tracks the sun as it stretches away from its own shadow. Private spaces fill narrow bars, extending into the landscape and away from a double height, public [...]

Art as Shelter
Art as Shelter

Cited by the AIA Small Practitioners Projects jury as “a remarkable piece of shelter and a handsome form in the landscape, ” this project was designed and built for the North Carolina Museum of Art, as an integral component of the Museum [...]