Tonic Design Tonic Construction

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

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ARCH DAILY: “Smart-Stell Residence / Tonic Design + Tonic Construction”

The 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. […]

METALMAG: “Metal Framing and Panels Provide nearly Transparent Shelter”

By Krista Hovis While many art museums have lawn sculptures to draw visitors in, the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh has taken the concept a step further. Within the museum’s 164-acre (66-hectare) park, the sculptures are more than […]

AEC CAFE: “Smart-Stell Residence in Durham, USA, by Tonic Design + Tonic Construction”

By Sanjay Gangal The 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 […]

ARCHITIZER: “Smart-Stell House”

One of [Tonic Design’s] clients is the founder and director of Triangle Modernist Houses, an award-winning, non-profit organization that documents, preserves and promotes modernist residential design. Naturally, he and his wife wanted a modern house. But they didn’t want to […]

INHABITAT.com: “Crabill House: A Modern & Energy Efficient Forest Shed in North Carolina”

By Bridgette Meinhold The Crabill family bought a 5-acre forested lot in Hillsborough, NC and hired Tonic Design to build them a a simple, modern home that minimized its impact on the environment. They also had to stick to a […]

ARCHINECT: “Tonic Design + Tonic Construction Wins AIA NC’s Only Residential Design Award”

Tonic Design + Tonic Construction, an award-winning design/build firm in Raleigh, NC, has received a Merit Award from the North Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA NC) for its design and construction of the “Crabill Modern” house […]

INHABITAT.com: “Chiles Residence: From an Abandoned House to a Light-filled Home for Art Collectors”

By Lidija Grozdanic, 10/31/12 Renovating an old steel framed house that was abandoned in the 1960s, architects at Tonic Design + Construction have managed to use the bones of the old place to create a beautiful residence for a couple […]

ARCHDAILY: “Crabill/Tonic Design”

The Crabills bought the five-acre property near Hillsborough, NC, with the intention of building a simple, modern home in a clearing amidst a lush forest. They wanted the house to disturb the natural environment as little as possible and accommodate […]

DESIGNBLOOM: “tonic design: crabill modern residence”

  american firm tonic design has finished the ‘crabill modern,’ a residence in the middle of a clearing in the surrounding five-acre lush forest property near hillsborough, north carolina. the family wanted a dwelling sensitive to the natural ecosystem, that […]

ARCHFLIP: “North Carolina Museum of Art: Sculpture Park Pavilion”

RALEIGH, UNITED STATES – The addition to the North Carolina Museum of Art’s sculpture park is conceptualized as an outdoor classroom where visitors of the park can appreciate and reflect on their experiences of their museum and museum park visit. […]

INHABITAT.com: “Rustic GREENville House In North Carolina is Powered by both Solar and Geothermal Energy”

by Tafline Laylin, 10/19/12 Tonic Design has been on the green beat from the start with their contemporary, environmentally friendly home designs. This is particularly true of the GREENville residence located in the North Carolina city with the same name. […]

CONTEMPORIST: “Chiles Residence by Tonic Design + Construction”

Tonic Design + Construction provided a contemporary re-design for a mid-century modern house in Raleigh, North Carolina, that was in terrible condition after being abandoned in the 1960s. The modern 3500-square-foot house was designed and built for art collectors John […]

ARCH DAILY: “GREENville House / Tonic Design”

October 18, 2012 Architects: Tonic Design Location: Greenville, North Carolina, United States Architect In Charge: Vinny Petrarca Photographs: Todd Lanning The “GREENville House”/Walters Residence is composed of two primary design components: bars and panels. Each acts together to generate an […]

INHABITAT.com: “Lowe’s Pavilion is Transparent Metallic-Skinned Art Shelter at North Carolina’s Museum of Art”

10/3/12 By Bridgette Meinhold Lowe’s Pavilion is both a sculpture and a work of architecture that serves as an outdoor classroom at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Located on the edge of the property at the end of a […]

ARCHDAILY.com: “North Carolina Museum of Art Sculpture Park Pavilion / Tonic Design”

October 1, 2012 The pavilion is an outdoor classroom and component of the North Carolina Museum of Art’s Sculpture Park. The structure is wrapped in varying widths of horizontal, perforated metal bands, which offer experiences that change with the seasons, […]

AEC CAFE: “Tonic Design’s House on Tour, Principals on Panel Discussion”

September 19, 2012 An award-winning modern house designed and built by Tonic Design + Tonic Construction of Raleigh will be featured on the 2012 AIA Triangle Residential Architecture Tour on October 6, and Tonic principals Vinny Petrarca and Katherine Hogan […]

HOMEDSGN.com: “Crabill Modern by Tonic Design”

9/14/12 Raleigh-based studio Tonic Design has completed the Crabill Modern project, a two story contemporary home located in Hillsborough, North Carolina, USA. “The Crabills bought the five-acre property near Hillsborough, NC, with the intention of building a simple, modern home […]

+MOOD, architecture+design+interior: “GREENville House Tonic Design”

Posted by David K., August 23, 2012 American architectural firm Tonic Design recently has won Matsumoto Prize for Modernist Residential Design. VIEW THE ENTIRE GALLERY…

WORLD ARCHITECTURE NEWS: “Walters’ House lands jury award”

A house designed by architect Vinny Petrarca of Tonic Design + Tonic Construction in Raleigh received one of only three coveted Jury Awards during the inaugural George Matsumoto Prize for modernist residential design, sponsored by Triangle Modernist Houses. Tonic’s “GREENville House,” the firm’s […]

AEC CAFE.com: “Tonic Design Wins Matsumoto Prize for Modernist Residential Architecture”

August 15, 2012 A house designed by architect Vinny Petrarca of Tonic Design + Tonic Construction in Raleigh received one of only three coveted Jury Awards during the inaugural George Matsumoto Prize for modernist residential design, sponsored by Triangle Modernist […]

DESIGN & BUILD WITH METAL: “Architectural Zinc in Residential Applications: Why More Homes Will Include Zinc as a Duraable, Green Building Material”

June 2012 …In Greenville, North Carolina, the Walters Residence, a sleek, modern residence designed by Tonic Design + Build, is an excellent example of the use of architectural zinc in an eco-friendly, energy-saving home. Both the clients and the design […]

RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECT: “Value of Residential Architecture – Video Series”

Residential Architect magazine introduces a new video series that explores the importance of residential design and the value architects bring to the housing industry. Throughout the year, we’ll talk with residential architects passionate about their profession, among them Will Bruder, […]

INFORM: “Clearly _ Here: Raleigh, NC”

The 2012 Inform Awards jury recognized this project by Tonic Design for its object design excellence. For the first 14 years of its life, what is now the Audio Buys Building stood as a symbol of the future in downtown […]

DWELL: “Region of Honor”

Tuned into its sylvan setting, this affordable green home in Hillsborough, North Carolina, is a modern take on the surrounding centuries-old structures. By Diana Budds Historic barns dot the countryside around Hillsborough, a region that traces its agricultural roots to […]