Tonic Design Tonic Construction

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

Projects
Piedmont Retreat
Piedmont Retreat

Located in Durham NC.

1700 Glenwood
1700 Glenwood

1700 Glenwood sits prominently at Raleigh’s Five Points intersection, on the corner of Fairview and West Whitaker. It was built in 1964 for a progressive mechanized dry cleaner, designed to display the machinery and cleaning process in its large, elevated glass […]

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

The Crabill Residence presented an opportunity and a challenge. The clients were interested in a progressive, energy efficient, thoroughly contemporary home that supported their live-work lifestyle and fit their modest budget. So, with the goal of making an innovative modern […]

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 […]

Hawthorne Residence
Hawthorne Residence

This house replaced a dark, cramped, early 20th century bungalow with modernist light, space, and form, and a strong connection between indoors and outdoors. The original house was part of Cameron Park, an established, stylistically varied neighborhood developed in the early […]

ShopHouse
ShopHouse

This project, intended to be LEED for Homes Platinum, is for a couple who are passionate about modern design, technology, sustainable systems, and their dogs. The home and racecar shop utilize precast concrete insulated wall panels; insulated metal standing seam roof […]

Bahama Modern
Bahama Modern

“After living in a two-story, 1914 farmhouse for 30 years, which originally had no insulation, no running water, no electricity, and only the six fireplaces for heat, I was well aware of the limitations of this vernacular housing,” said homeowner John Monroe. “Having a comfortable […]

Raleigh Police Memorial
Raleigh Police Memorial

We welcome the challenge that the Raleigh Police Memorial presents: it must be honest, authentic, and representative of the city these officers served; it must be dignified yet touch visitors’ emotions; it must honor and respect the fallen officers’ memories; […]

Bickett Studio
Bickett Studio

The Bickett Studio project is guided by a strong belief that re-using an existing building is the most sustainable approach to construction. In the summer of 2009, a young design-build firm used their design and construction knowledge to revitalize an […]

Charleston HUB
Charleston HUB

Mind the Garden is a vessel and stage that sustains and enriches local culture. The bar building’s bays, at the ground level create market (retail) stalls for regional goods such as Gullah baskets and farmers’ produce. The Charleston Single House […]

Gregory
Gregory
Chappell
Chappell
Blount and Lenoir
Blount and Lenoir

This study explores the opportunities for creating affordable and efficient downtown living that is viable to the project partners and desirable to downtown residents. With a 0.1 acre site as the base for the investigation, a feasibility study explored numerous […]

Gimme Shelter
Gimme Shelter

Shelter_Wings proposes that an urban woodland shelter prototype can amplify the experience of site-specific natural phenomena. The shelters offer a model for sustainable design and construction practices that celebrate the poetic qualities of temporal natural forces. It is a ‘habitable […]

Chiles Mailbox
Chiles Mailbox

The mailbox, inspired by the details of the Chiles Residence, is constructed of components that were fabricated in multiple places simultaneously. The structure was built in-house to utilize available resources, while the shell was outsourced to take advantage of technology […]

Bugg House
Bugg House

Set in a quiet pine forest just outside of Durham, Tonic Construction served as builder for this modern concrete and glass house. The 4500-square-foot residence, designed by Kenneth Hobgood Architects, challenged typical construction techniques in order to achieve large clear […]

Condo at Castalia
Condo at Castalia

The Rosenberg Condo is located in the recently constructed Castalia at Meadowmont mixed-use building. The existing shell is comprised of pre-determined windows and demising walls, limiting the possibility of natural light in each potential room. Sited on one of the […]

Duda Residence
Duda Residence

Tonic Construction built this residence designed by architect Turan Duda for his family. Carefully integrated brickwork, storefront, and siding define the exterior while framing the house’s public and private courtyards. designed by Turan Duda built by Tonic Construction

DA Sharpe Residence
DA Sharpe Residence

Doug and Ann Sharpe chose the existing 1970’s modern house because of its wetland site and connection to the Concord River.  Although well sited, the existing house was in serious disrepair due to neglect and unsuccessful original detailing. Serious water […]

Lanning Residence
Lanning Residence

Designed for the lifestyle and budget of a young married couple and growing family, this home offers a viable alternative to the generic speculative home. Occupying a small leftover developer site, just under four tenths of an acre at the […]