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upcoming events

    • Sunday, July 22, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Address Provided Upon RSVP
    Registration is closed

    We saw it under construction in August of 2016...now is your chance to see the finished product! 

    An unprecedented cf3 private tour of the Jose Garcia Celestial Street House led by the architect himself.

    panoramic views | modern design | natural materials

    Sunday, July 22, 1:00 - 2:30, current cf3 members only.  space is limited to 35 attendees! 

    Please note that this is a very VERY limited opportunity to see this amazing house. Our host has requested that no photos be taken, and no mention of the house or its owners be made on social media. Additionally, refreshments will not be served, and outside food and/or beverages will not be permitted. Thanks for your understanding!

    The house was designed with the premise of opening the space to the great views of the river and downtown, with vast windows that provide light and visual transparency.  Spaces inside are organized around a center courtyard.  Materials were carefully selected based on the quality of textures and colors.  Walls and ceilings (and floors in the upper floor) are clad with reclaimed Douglas Fir boards, salvaged from a demolished cotton mill.  Stone on floors and roof terrace is a rough-sawn Tennessee quartzite.  The building supporting structure is steel.  The exterior cladding is reclaimed cypress wood, burned and oiled.  Brick was used in side walls, inside and outside.  Overall, a great deal of attention was placed on architectural detailing, in an effort to make the building appear simple and unpretentious.

    --Jose Garcia

    Jose Garcia began his career as an architect and builder in Argentina. After pursuing two graduate degrees in the United States, he worked with a variety of teams throughout New Jersey and Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2006 he decided to venture into the world of entrepreneurship. He created his firm with humble beginnings, eventually expanding into a prolific design-build company.

    Bachelor of Architecture (Universidad Catolica de Cordoba, Argentina)
    Master of Science in Architecture (University of Cincinnati)
    Master in Architecture (Princeton University)

past events

Saturday, June 30, 2018 University of Cincinnati DAAP Library MCM Architecture Collection - Hand Drawn Modern
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Reception for Elizabeth Garber's Talk at the Cincinnati Public Library
Saturday, June 02, 2018 cf3 Collector's Series: Collecting Mid-Century Modern Art
Saturday, April 14, 2018 Lebanon Coffee Chat
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 cf3 Collector's Series Kickoff ** Space is Limited**
Saturday, March 10, 2018 cf3 Extends an Invitation to 'What's So Great About Mid-Century Modern Art?'
Saturday, January 27, 2018 cf3 Member Brunch & Annual Meeting
Saturday, December 02, 2017 Terrace Plaza Hotel Tour (members only and limited to 40 attendees )
Saturday, October 28, 2017 October Coffee Chat
Saturday, August 19, 2017 cf3 Tiki Party
Saturday, July 29, 2017 cf3 ‘re-tour’ of a Rudy Hermes-designed home
Saturday, June 10, 2017 Minimalist Farmhouse Tour
Saturday, May 13, 2017 cf3 Extends an Invitation to CPA's Wyoming House Tour
Saturday, April 08, 2017 cf3 Extends an Invitation to CPA's Floor Restoration Workshop
Saturday, February 25, 2017 cf3 @ the 20th Century Cincinnati Show
Saturday, February 18, 2017 cf3 2017 Annual Meeting (members only)
Saturday, December 10, 2016 cf3 Holiday Coffee Chat 'Extra'
Saturday, November 12, 2016 cf3 Fall Pot Luck - Members Only
Saturday, November 12, 2016 SAVE THE DATE: cf3 Evening Pot Luck (Members Only)
Saturday, October 08, 2016 RESCHEDULED: Bellarmine Chapel Tour (Members Only)
Sunday, October 02, 2016 cf3 Extends an Invitation to AFC's Tour of the Corbett Residence
Sunday, September 25, 2016 cf3 Extends an Invitation to Cincinnati Art Museum's Screening of Eames Documentary
Saturday, September 10, 2016 EVENT CANCELLED: Bellarmine Chapel Tour (Members Only)
Sunday, August 14, 2016 Jose Garcia Construction Tour (Members Only)
Saturday, June 11, 2016 Gibson Greetings Building Tour
Saturday, May 07, 2016 cf3 Extends an Invitation to CPAs Raeburn Estate House Tour
Saturday, March 19, 2016 cf3/CPA Tour of Cincinnati Fire Division Headquarters
Sunday, February 21, 2016 Airing of 'A Hillside Firm' at the 20th Century Show
Saturday, January 30, 2016 2016 Annual Pot Luck
Saturday, October 17, 2015 Case Study Side x Side Moderns in Amberley Village
Saturday, September 12, 2015 Coffee Chat at The Willke House
Saturday, June 27, 2015 Greenhills Community Building & Walking Tour
Saturday, April 18, 2015 cf3 Craft Beer Night & Annual Meeting
Saturday, January 10, 2015 2015 Annual Pot Luck
Saturday, October 11, 2014 Coffee Chat: Zimmer House
Saturday, September 06, 2014 Coffee Chat: Rader House
Saturday, August 02, 2014 cf3 Coffee Chat/Think Tank
Saturday, June 07, 2014 Annual cf3 Swap Meet!
Saturday, May 31, 2014 Coffee Chat: Zembrodt House
Sunday, April 13, 2014 cf3 Twofer Clifton Coffee Chat
Saturday, April 12, 2014 Mid Century Modernism Symposium
Saturday, March 29, 2014 Rauh House Tour
Saturday, February 22, 2014 2014 Pot Luck / General Meeting & Election
Saturday, July 20, 2013 Bothwell Residence Tour
Saturday, June 08, 2013 Cincinnati Zoo Architectural Tour
Saturday, May 11, 2013 Harper Residence Tour
Friday, April 05, 2013 Sheblessy/Rich Cocktail Chat
Sunday, February 24, 2013 Ask the Midcentury Experts Panel
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