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Project ArchiTX: Riverview Way House

Tom Hurt Architecture toes the line between the familiarity of the traditional 1950s brick house and bold, modern volumetric additions in the Riverview Way House in Houston. Project Riverview Way House, Houston Architect Tom Hurt Architecture Photographers Ryan Farnau Photography Riverview Way House was a remodel and addition to a one-story brick, 1950s mid-century modern house our client found in the Tanglewood neighborhood in Houston. With only a couple of months to start the design and create construction drawings, the client and the architect decided early in the process to retain only the original exterior brick walls and beautiful terrazzo floors. In some ways, the original…

Project ArchiTX: Canopy Restaurant

Dillion Kyle Architecture presents an homage to the trees and landscape of Texas. The architect employed walnut wooden features and a foliage supergraphic to create the narrative of Canopy in Houston.​ Project Canopy, Houston  Architect Dillon Kyle Architecture Photographer Casey Dunn  Canopy is a neighborhood restaurant located in a Houston’s vibrant Montrose district. The restaurant design is an allegory of trees and landscape in general, and the city's famous live oaks in particular. The blue sky of the walls, earth tone of the floor, and walnut wood and green fixtures lend to the connections to meadows and forests. A blown-up photograph of a live oak was affixed to sliding panels that…

Project ArchiTX: South Texas Heritage Center

Ford, Powell, & Carson elegantly bridges the past and future with the restoration of The Witte Museum's Pioneer Hall and the creation of a glassy addition. Project Robert J. and Helen C. Kleberg South Texas Heritage Center, San Antonio Client The Witte Museum  Architect Ford, Powell, & Carson Photographer Dror Baldinger The South Texas Heritage Center Museum combines a historic Beaux-Arts meeting hall with a transparent modern addition by Ford, Powell, & Carson. In 1936, Ayers & Ayers constructed the original building, Pioneer Hall, which commemorated Texas’ Centennial Celebration, on the banks of the San Antonio River. This classical Texas building adorned with terracotta-roofed tile and a limestone-clad…

Project ArchiTX: Palma Plaza House

Contemporary cool meets neoclassical character in Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects' Austin family residence renovation, Palma Plaza House.  Project Palma Plaza House, Austin Client Ryan and Kim Battle Architect Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects Photographers Atelier Wong Photography; Whit Preston Photography; Casey Dunn   The clients, a family of four, began their search for a new home with one thought in mind: "Keep your eyes open for a smaller, centrally located, older home with renovation potential." Once the perfect 1935 Greek Revival cottage was located, the creative family brought in Austin-based Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects to begin the remodel. The cottage had a strong, yet not overly unique or idiosyncratic, architectural character, which gave…

Project ArchiTX: Sundance Square

Surrounded by a pedestrian-centric, urban landscape and thoughtfully articulated buildings, Sundance Square, by David M. Schwarz Architects, Bennett Benner Partners, and Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, brings community space back to downtown Fort Worth. Fort Worth civic life bustles with the square's multiple programs, including a stage, a jetted fountain area, and shading from invertible umbrellas –photo courtesy Sundance Square Plaza Project Sundance Square, Fort Worth Client Sundance Square Design Architects David M Schwarz Architects​ Architect of Record Bennett Benner Partners Landscape Architects Michael Vergason Landscape Architects Photographer Steve Hall The completion of Sundance Square and two adjoining buildings in November 2013 marked a milestone achievement in…

Project ArchiTX: North Bayfront Park

With North Bayfront Park, Gignac & Associates and Sasaki Associates have transformed Corpus Christi's automobile-populated, seafront landscape into a public green space featuring sustainable technologies and fostering coastal community. Project North Bayfront Park, Corpus Christi Client City of Corpus Christi Architects Gignac & Associates and Sasaki Associates Photographer Eddie Seal Following a devastating Category Four hurricane in 1919 that destroyed downtown, Corpus Christi filled a block into the Corpus Christi Bay to construct a new sea wall that would protect the community from future disasters. Since that time, the bayfront has been defined by Shoreline Drive, a wide boulevard designed preliminarily for automobiles, and…

Project ArchiTX: St. Andrew’s Episcopal School – Dell Fine Arts Center

STG Design illustrates its deft design ability in the execution of a large-scale theater program focused on audience intimacy at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. Project St. Andrew's Episcopal School — Dell Fine Arts Center, Austin Client St. Andrew's Episcopal School Architect STG Design Photographer Casey Dunn STG Design designed and master-planned the St. Andrew's Episcopal high school campus in 1997. The Dell Fine Arts Center is the last element necessary to complete the school’s vision. The 46,400-sf structure consists of a 400-seat proscenium theater and a 125-seat black box theater. With an emphasis on intimacy, the design began with a prerequisite maximum distance of 70 feet from…

Project ArchiTX: House 124

Candid Rogers Architect's House 124 launches Texas Society of Architects' newest blog series Project ArchiTX. The series highlights the outstanding architectural projects in Texas, as well as projects designed by Texas architects and designers. House 124 seemlessly fuses old world and contemporary urban style in a Victorian cottage in San Antonio.  Project House 124, San Antonio Client Jack and Liza Lewis Architect Candid Rogers Architect Photographer Dror Baldinger The residence at 124 Devine Street is a wood-framed Victorian cottage estimated to be built in the early 1900s. The original size of the three-room shiplap wood house was a little more than 600 sf. At unknown dates (est. 1940–1970’s), multiple…