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Weather Room

Through minimalist multitasking, LOJO’s Weather Room takes portability to a new level.

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Guest Nest

by: Jen Wong

Nested House, a guesthouse built around a traditional sauna, supports full-range living and achieves spatial efficiency through thoughtful program placement.

Luis Ayala
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Cabin Fever

by: Jack Murphy, Assoc. AIA

Urs Peter “Upe” Flueckiger and students of Texas Tech University College of Architecture build a smart and compact Sustainable Cabin in West Texas.

Urs Peter "Upe" Fleuckiger and Denny Mingus
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Edible Architecture

by: Catherine Gavin

Igor Siddiqui and Jen Wong are creating edible architectural materials for Austin’s April Fusebox Festival, thinkEAST Living Charrette to Shape a New Creative Community.

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Art, Politics, and Architecture on View in El Paso

“Citizen Culture: Artists and Architects Shape Policy” opens at The University of Texas at El Paso campus.

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Architecture of Space

by: Brantley Hightower, AIA

The story goes that the first word spoken on the surface of another world was the name of a Texas city.

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New Scenes in America Deserta

by: Jack Murphy, Assoc. AIA

The Texas Tech University College of Architecture’s Land Arts of the American West program offers a wide-eyed, sunburnt trip that explores how we alter the land around us.

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Raw and Synthetic

by: Bruno Juricic, Gabriel Esquivel, and Stephen Caffey

The Design Research Lab at the Texas A&M University College of Architecture explores resiliency in terms of the raw and synthetic.

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Rehabilitation and Recovery

by: Ben Koush

After the double whammy of Hurricane Ike in 2008 and the great Texas drought of 2011, the unthinkable happened in Houston’s Memorial Park: Half of the trees died.

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Tex-Fab 2015: Plasticity

The University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture will host the TEX-FAB 2015 event March 26–29.

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AIA Dallas Presents: 2B An Architect

AIA Dallas’ 2B An Architect, held on March 7, invited high school sophomores to explore a career in architecture.

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Hill Country Apothecary

MF Architecture has reinvented a strip mall storefront and redefined expectations for drugstores with the Hill Country Apothecary project.

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Forward Lean

by: Michael E. Allex, AIA

Harlingen ISD’s new performing arts center is a modern archetype that breaks the valley mold and benefits from the subtle infusion of regional and cultural cues.

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Fourteen Acres and a Holl

by: Ronnie Self, AIA

Stephen Holl Architects’ grand vision for the Museum of Fine Arts Houston transforms an archipelago of buildings into a coherent campus, writes Ronnie Self.

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2014 Preservation Texas Honor Awards

Texas Architect magazine features the 2014 Preservation Texas Honor Awards.

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Austin

Artist Ellsworth Kelly’s new installation at the Blanton Museum of Art draws on 70 years of fascination with Byzantine and Romanesque art and architecture.

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Gray Matter

by: Canan Yetmen

Thanks to architect Mell Lawrence’s deft hand with light and patterning, Hollowcat Wild, a boxy limestone residence nestled in the Austin hills, is imbued with what architect and author Christopher Alexander calls “aliveness.”

Whit Preston and Andrea Calo
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Coloring the Gap

by: Ryan Flener, Assoc. AIA

ON THE COVER: The Richards Group's new Dallas headquarters stands over Dallas commuters as a beacon of shimmering color and democratic ideals in the workplace.

Steinkamp Photography and Barth Tillotson
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Between Green and Violet

by: Ingrid Spencer

Rand Elliott, FAIA, deploys color with purpose, punctuating galleries at the Marfa Contemporary with vivid jolts of blue and using colored lighting to transform a series of parking structures in surprising ways.

Scott McDonald and Hedrich Blessing
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Red Zone

by: Rachel Adams

Kinneymorrow Architects designed a small gem of a building to help artist Daryl Howard address a range of needs.

 Luis Ayala, AIA
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Setting the Stage

by: Catherine Gavin

Michael Hsu’s reinterpretation of one Austin office deploys details such as CNC-routed felt murals to appeal to the city’s influx of creative entrepreneurs.

Ryan Farnau
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Welch 2.0

by: Ben Koush

In Houston, no monument is sacred. Ben Koush looks at the fate of one Jack Welch home through the lens of a renovation by Content Architecture.

Peter Molick and Nick Johnson
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The Old House, and the New

by: Dr. Kathryn E. O’Rourke

When a client asked Jim Poteet, FAIA, to update a historic San Antonio home, the architect adopted a forthright approach that marries historic details and contemporary craftsmanship.

Ryann Ford
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Alterstudio Architecture: 6 Houses

by: Miranda Grieder Assoc. AIA

“6 Houses,” a new book about Alterstudio Architecture’s work, examines crucial questions about how architects can and should engage the larger world.

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Dallas Modern

by: Eurico Francisco, AIA

“Dallas Modern” showcases some of the finest modern houses in the city. Reviewer Eurico Francisco, AIA, calls the book “a visual and intellectual delight.”

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Courthouses of Central Texas

by: Susan Tietz Gammage

Brantley Hightower’s new book is “both monumental and approachable” — words the author himself uses to describe the Central Texas courthouses he loves.

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Tiltwallism: A Treatise on the Architectural Potential of Tiltwall Construction

by: Mitch Bloomquist, Assoc. AIA

Are tilt-walls the solution to the problem of architects’ disengagement with the most common forms of construction? Author Jeffrey Brown, AIA, offers a primer on tilt-up construction and a critique of its absence from serious architectural practice.

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Book Reviews

Historic Texas courthouses, modern residences of Dallas, the potential of tiltwall construction, and a curated series of houses by Alterstudio Architecture — we review four new books exploring a wide array of architectural topics.

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Forager Members Only

by: Ashley Craddock

The warped maple floors of a derelict 30,000-sf factory that was once the beating heart of a now-dwindling Midwestern town lured Austin-based sculptor Colin McIntyre into a new artistic realm.

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Social Structure Members Only

by: Leigh A. Arnold

How do you create a space that is part art and part trigger for community and creativity? Artist Piero Golia and architect Edwin Chan sought to solve that puzzle with “Chalet Hollywood,” an interactive exhibit soon to be recreated at the Nasher Sculpture Center.

Jeremy Bitterman
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House on a Hill

by: Joel Nolan, AIA

Joel Nolan’s review of Lake View House examines how Alterstudio Architecture finds exquisite beauty in circumstance, translating it into built forms large and small.

Casey Dunn; Whit Preston; Patrick Wong
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Small Stuff

by: Ben Koush

Digital fabrication techniques have allowed three up-and-coming Texas firms to experiment with new, small-scale forms — but experience shows that technology only goes so far. Expertise and craft remain critical elements of architectural practice.

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Desert Refuge Members Only

by: Jack Murphy, Assoc. AIA

The Texas-trained duo behind the design-build firm DUST garnered national acclaim for their first joint project in the Arizona Desert. Casa Caldera, their latest project, was largely built by hand and is the subject of Jack Murphy's latest piece for TA.

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White on White

by: Jen Wong

Baldridge Architects’ new office, a study in precision-built minimalism, offers a counterintuitive take on design-build in practice.

Casey Dunn and Elaine Shen
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Lessons by the Sea

by: Erika Huddleston

Sea Scout Base Galveston, a newly completed maritime educational center by Shipley Architects and Randall-Porterfield Architects, seeks to accomplish two goals: to inspire learners to care about the maritime environment, and to withstand the hurricanes and storms that so often threaten the Texas coast.

Bao Loi and Arlen Kennedy
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New School Members Only

by: Ryan Flener, Assoc. AIA

New educational approaches demand architectural innovation; Richard J. Lee Elementary, a net-zero building that defies traditional school layouts, stands as one example of best-in-class design.

Greg Folkins  and Luis Ayala, AIA
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Le Corbusier’s Landscape

by: Charissa N. Terranova

It is a propitious time to revisit the lifework of the Swiss-born French architect Le Corbusier, particularly as his approach relates to landscape.

INSTALLATION VIEW OF THE EXHIBITION “LE CORBUSIER: AN ATLAS OF MODERN LANDSCAPES” COURTESY THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK.
PHOTOGRAPH BY JONATHAN MUZIKAR. “BLUE MOUNTAINS” (1910) AND “PLAN FOR BUENOS AIRES” (1929) COURTESY THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
AND THE FONDATION LE CORBUSIER, PARIS. © 2013 ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK / ADAGP, PARIS / FLC.
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PURCH

by: Rebecca Roberts

Through his PURCH project (Positioned Urban Roosts for Civic Habitation), architect Ned Dodington, Assoc. AIA, hopes to expand our perspectives on animal architecture.

PHOTOS COURTESY NED DODINGTON, ASSOC. AIA.
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AIA Austin Latinos in Architecture

by: Paul Medrano, AIA

As part of the Austin community, AIA Austin Latinos in Architecture strives to be a positive influence for Latino students who aspire to become architects.

PHOTO COURTESY AIA AUSTIN LATINOS IN ARCHITECTURE
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Kenneth E. Bentsen, FAIA (1926–2013)

by: Stephen Fox

Important Houston architect Kenneth Edward Bentsen, FAIA, died on September 24, 2013.

PHOTO OF KENNETH E. BENTSEN, FAIA, COURTESY HIS FAMILY.
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Minding the Gap

by: Gregory Ibañez, FAIA

With the opening of the new restaurant pavilion designed by Thomas Phifer, Klyde Warren Park’s success should only increase — its transformation of downtown Dallas is nothing short of astonishing.

PHOTOS BY THOMAS MCCONNELL AND MEI-CHUN JAU. RENDERING BY THE OFFICE OF JAMES BURNETT.
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A Walk in the Park with Willis Winters, FAIA

by: Gerald Moorhead, FAIA

Willis Winters, FAIA, is in the position to have the greatest impact on the quality of life in Dallas of any public official.

Nicole Mlakar
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AIA Fort Worth Homes Tour Set for April

The 2014 AIA Fort Worth Homes Tour will feature homes by Ames Fender, AIA, Bennett Benner Partners, Architects + Planners, Firm 817, John Wesley Jones, Archi¬tect, and Norman Ward, AIA.

AIA FORT WORTH HOMES TOUR LOGO COURTESY AIA FORT WORTH.
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Transformative Grant for The Contemporary Austin

The Contemporary Austin was awarded a $9 million grant that will be used by the museum to create a sculpture garden on its 12-acre lakeside estate of Laguna Gloria.

COMMON CROSSINGS (DETAIL) COURTESY THE ARTIST AND ZACH FEUER GALLERY.
PHOTO BY DAVE MEAD.
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Myriad Botanical Gardens

by: Ben Koush

Downtown Oklahoma City’s Myriad Botani¬cal Gardens received a huge face-lift from The Office of James Burnett in collaboration with David Epstein, AIA, of Gensler’s Austin office.

PHOTO COURTESY THE OFFICE OF JAMES BURNETT.
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Material Arts

by: Catherine Gavin

Mies, materials, and digital fabrication — material arts are creative outlets providing new paths for architecture.

PHOTO BY JULIE PIZZO WOOD
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Wilderness Tamed

by: Inga Saffron
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop (Design Architect) and Kendall/Heaton Associates (Architect of Record)

At the Kimbell Art Museum, the wilderness has been tamed, a campus created.

Michel Denancé, HawkEye Media,
Paul Hester, Hickey & Robertson, Thomas McConnell
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Delightful

by: Joe Self, AIA
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop (Design Architect) and Kendall/Heaton Associates (Architect of Record)

The impossibly smooth concrete of the new Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum is just one of the material details of the building that demonstrates why architecture has the power to resonate with people.

Thomas McConnell
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A Tale of Many Museums

by: Ronnie Self

Renzo Piano’s low, relatively small museums all demonstrate a similar attitude toward the display and viewing of art.

Michel Denancé, Paul Hester, Hickey & Robertson, Thomas
McConnell, Christian Richters
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Pollen at Play

by: Jen Wong

African sands fill the polycarbonate panels that clad Pollen Architecture and Design’s studio building in East Austin.

Photography Victoria Samnubaris and Julie Pizzo Wood
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The Ur Building of Texas

by: Michael Malone, AIA

The world has lost one of the great architectural processional experiences with the replacement of Louis Kahn’s landscape design at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth.

SKETCHES BY MICHAEL MALONE, AIA
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Louis Kahn Plays the Organ

by: Philip Hendren, AIA

Once upon a time in 1970, Louis Kahn played the organ for a crowd of 400 in Austin.

PHOTOS BY PHILIP HENDREN, AIA
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Call For Entries: 2014 Brick in Architecture Awards

The call for entries for the 2014 Brick in Architecture Awards was announced.

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2014 Docomomo US National Symposium: Modernism in Texas

The Docomomo US National Symposium: Modernism in Texas will occur in Houston on March 13–15, 2014.

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Products

by: Rita Catinella Orrell

Our first products roundup by Rita Catinella Orrell.

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Lower Rio Grande Valley AIA Design Awards

Award winners announced for the Lower Rio Grande Valley AIA’s 2013 Design Awards.

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AIA San Antonio Design Awards

Award winners announced for AIA San Antonio’s 2013 Design Awards.

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Boat Dock

Alterstudio Architecture’s boat dock on Lake Austin embraces the long views of the water and landscape, but screens the immediacy of the speedboats from backyard barbecuers.

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Shifting Leaves of Grass

by: Frederick R. Steiner

Alternative grasses are redefining landscape architecture and helping bring about a new ecological aesthetic in Texas.

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Happy Turf

“Happy Turf” is a shade-loving, alternative grass developed by landscape architect Kevin Sloan.

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Playing Up Waller Creek

by: Catherine Gavin

Austin’s Waller Creek Conservancy continues its mission to draw attention to the neglected urban waterway. Waller Wall, a temporary installation designed by UT Austin students and Murray Legge, FAIA, was on display at SXSW.

Photos by Casey Dunn and Patrick Wong
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Caret 6

by: Catherine Gavin

Caret 6, a dramatic installation by architect Kory Bieg of OTA+ and his Design V Studio at The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, is making its way around the state.

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The Boatmakers’ Craft

by: Ingrid Spencer

Shipley Architects designed a house that only boat-builders could detail so effortlessly.

Michael Burns
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Invisible Aquatics

by: Jack Murphy, Assoc. AIA

Bercy Chen Studio’s design moves at the Cascading Creek House sleekly conceal extensive mechanics under the hood of a gorgeous space.

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Subtle Layers

by: Heather McKinney, FAIA

Rammed earth wall, rippling Venetian plaster, and colorful-blocks of the Margo Sawyer designed art walls, Page’s Torcasso residence achieves the sublime.

Robert Reck
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HDP Announces Competitions for 2014

Four competitions are being sponsored in 2014 by Heritage Documentation Programs (HDP) division of the U.S. National Park Service.

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AIA National Convention

On June 26–28 in Chicago, the American Institute of Architects will host its 2014 National Convention. Themed “Design With Purpose,” the event will feature leaders, luminaries, and legends from within and outside architecture sharing their insights on the opportunities, challenges, and possibilities facing architects and the profession.

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Water’s Edge

by: Candid Rogers, AIA
Architect: Tobin Smith Architect

The runway terrace at Rockridge Gardens stretches the landscape of the O’Neil Ford designed San Antonio house into the horizon.

Kemp Davis and Mark Menjivar
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A Coastal Bend Reinvention

by: Ben Koush

Kirksey Architecture restored and rehabilitated Sylvan Beach Pavilion on the Gulf Coast, ensuring that the historic integrity of the building remained while also meeting current hurricane-code standards.

Shau Lin Hon
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After the Rain

by: Michael E. Allex, AIA

bcWORKSHOP has moved to the Lower Rio Grande Valley and is bringing its public design process to housing developments outside of Harlingen.

Skyler J. Fike
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Barn Down

by: Catherine Gavin

Intended to be temporary and transportable, the Rice Museum went on to become a fixture on the Houston arts scene for almost 20 years. It was demolished in April.

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The Rise of Video as a Tool for Documenting Architecture: An Interview with Frazer|Pogue Collective

Frazer|Pogue Collective discusses the benefits of using video to document architectural projects.

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A New Sculpture Garden for Austin’s Laguna Gloria

Boston-based landscape architecture firm Reed Hilderbrand is expanding its Texas portfolio and leading the re-imagination of The Contemporary Austin’s historic Laguna Gloria site.

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“The Architecture of Art Museums: A Decade of Design, 2000–2010”

by: Bruce C. Webb

Ronnie Self’s “The Architecture of Art Museums: A Decade of Design, 2000–2010” is a welcome guide in charting the most formally enigmatic building type of our time.

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Menil Drawing Institute

by: Johnston Marklee

Los Angeles-based architecture firm Johnston Marklee’s proposed design for the Menil Drawing Institute (MDI) is at once serene and revolutionary.

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Trans.lation: Vickery Meadow

by: Audrey Maxwell, AIA

With support from the Nasher Sculpture Center, artist Rick Lowe is transforming Dallas’ Vickery Meadow neighborhood through art and architecture.

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Designing for Density

by: Richard M. Miller, FAIA
Architect: James M. Evans, AIA

Mt. Vernon Townhomes, designed by Houston-based Collaborative Designworks, maximizes Houston’s denser-development possibilities and adds a handsome multifamily project to Montrose.

Benjamin Hill Photography
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Making Learning Fun

by: Ingrid Spencer

Austin’s new 36,340-sf, LEED Silver-certified children’s museum, the Thinkery, is the product of Koning Eizenberg Architecture’s collaboration with STG Design

Casey Dunn Photography
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Going Public

by: Rachel Adams
Architect: David Droese, AIA; Jim Poteet, FAIA

As contemporary collections continue to grow, exhibitors’ need for more space is providing the public with opportunities to see art. The Warehouse in Farmers Branch and SPACE Gallery in San Antonio are private collections that are now open to visitors.

Wade Griffith; Chris Cooper
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A Tin Gallery

by: Ben Koush
Architect: Fernando L. Brave, FAIA

Not only is Brave / Architecture’s Sicardi Gallery intriguing, it is the latest example of Houston’s secret cohort of tin buildings representing a little-known modern regional architectural expression.

Julie Pizzo Wood and Hester & Hardaway Photography
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A Perfect Foil

by: Inga Saffron
Architect: Ross Conway, AIA

Gensler’s Dallas office strikes a beautiful balance between old and new at the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Garrett Rowland
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A Japanese Farmhouse

by: Ben Koush
Architect: Michael Hsu, AIA

Michael Hsu Office of Architecture’s Uchi restaurants have distinguished themselves as outstanding examples of current trends in impeccable restaurant design.

Paul Bardagjy
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Steel Strings

Baldridge Architects’ Outdoor Learning Center at Casis Elementary in Austin has transformed a formerly neglected lot into an open-air classroom in a garden setting.

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Where’s the Architecture?

by: Igor Siddiqui

The 14th Venice Biennale of Architecture’s explicit orientation toward research leaves one wondering “Where’s the Architecture?”

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Perforated House

by: Ben Koush
Architect: LOJO Architecture

Houston’s Perforated House is a mash-up of virtuoso formal composition, a multifaceted conceptual program, and some tricked-out detailing that comes together in a compelling mix.

Luis Ayala, AIA
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(Almost) All-American House

by: Stephen Fox
Architect: Karen Lantz, AIA

With the (Almost) All-American Home, Lantz Full Circle was determined to pursue the project as an exercise in the way architecture ought to be practiced.

Lantz Full Circle, Paul Hester, Jack Thompson Photography
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Green Lantern

by: Alan G. Brake
Architect: John Grable Architects

John Grable Architects’ Green Lantern is defined by an extensive use of glass and operable walls that transform the house from a series of enclosed rooms to an expansive garden pavilion.

Drod Baldinger, AIA
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Hog Pen Creek Retreat

by: Fredrick R. Steiner
Architect: Ted Flato

High nature is married to high design in Lake|Flato Architects’ Hog Pen Creek Retreat.

Casey Dunn
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Ottomers Residence

by: Jack Murphy, Assoc. AIA
Architect: Vicent Snyder, AIA

Clear structural articulation and a folded corrugated metal roof are the major architectural features of the Ottmers Residence, a project designed to be built by a client on a very tight budget.

Vicent Snyder, AIA
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SK Ranch

by: Catherine Gavin
Architect: Brian Korte, AIA

Long limestone facades with floating roofs above them, Lake|Flato Architects’ SK Ranch is a contemporary take on a Hill Country ranch.

Robert Reck Photography
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Big Tree Camp

by: Brantley Hightower, AIA
Architect: Tobin Smith, AIA

Big Tree Camp offers its inhabitants protection from the elements, while always maintaining a tactile connection to the outdoors.

Mark Menjivar
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Mestizo City

by: Phil Zimmerman, Assoc. AIA
Architect: Geoffrey S. Edwards, AIA

Multiple bottles of colorful soda are transformed into a glowing cube called Mestizo City by Muñoz & Company.

Chris Gutierrez Muñoz & Company
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ZIlliant

by: Canan Yetmen
Architect: John Mapes, AIA

Gensler converts a downtown Austin parking garage into a collaborative workspace.

Casey Dunn Photography
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Ten Eyck’s Vertical Gardens

by: Christopher Ferguson, Assoc. AIA

Austin-based Ten Eyck creates site-specific vertical gardens, blending the transition between architecture and landscape architecture.

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Provocations at the Nasher

The Nasher Sculpture Center’s upcoming exhibition, “Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio,” promises a treasure-trove of the London-based firm’s drawings, models, and mock-ups.

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My Beautiful City Austin

by: David Heymann, FAIA

David Heymann, FAIA, talks about Austin’s laid-back lifestyle and why he moved here to practice architecture.

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On Point with Inga Saffron

by: Canan Yetmen

Inga Saffron’s ground-level, sometimes cheeky, always laser-focused writing earned her the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, making her only the sixth architecture critic to win the award in its 44-year history, as well as the first in 15 years.

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The Autodidact and the Art of Composition

by: Michael Malone, AIA

By sketching museum masterpieces, Michael Malone hones his drawing skills and whets his appreciation for the similarities between art and architecture.

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Oriented Otherwise

by: Ryan Flener, Assoc. AIA
Architect: Russell Buchanan, FAIA

Among the faux-Parisian, Italianate, and Spanish-style block-busters in Dallas' Highland Park neighborhood, Buchanan Architecture’s Mockingbird Residence stands out.

Troy Carlson, AIA
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MaRS Attacks

by: Jack Murphy, Assoc. AIA

The distinction between architecture and interiors is often a fuzzy one, but MaRS bridges the distance nimbly.

George Lambros; Eric Laignel and 2050AP
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