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Social Studies

by: Lawrence W. Speck, FAIA

Aalto’s Baker House dormitory at MIT inspires a study of student housing at UT Austin and a revival of the Modern Movement’s social aspirations.

Casey Dunn Photography
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Field of Dreams

by: Jack Murphy, Assoc. AIA

Four installations — winners of the Field Constructs Design Competition — occupied a brownfield site in East Austin for two weeks in November. The projects on view drew attention to the quickly aligning trends of digital fabrication and environmental sustainability.

Whit Preston
Page 70

The Prince

by: Aaron Seward

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Alejandro Aravena’s only completed work in the U.S. is a dormitory complex at St. Edward’s University in Austin.

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The Independent Ups the Ante on Austin’s Urban Ambitions

by: Ashley Craddock

Known locally as the Jenga Tower, the 665-ft-tall structure, designed by Rhode Partners, will be the tallest residential building west of the Mississippi.

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Campsite Rules

by: Aaron Seward
Architect: Charles Di Piazza, AIA & Chris Cobb, AIA

An activist client in Austin’s Heritage Neighborhood commissions an architectural think piece of a house to save a prominent site from the rampant march of stealth dorms.

Paul Bardagjy
Page 32

My House

by: Aaron Seward

For the Houses issue, Aaron Seward writes about the recently restored bungalow he rents in Austin.

Elizabeth Hackler
Page 7

UT-Austin and Technical University of Munich Collaborate for 2015 Solar Decathlon Members Only

NexusHaus combines the 19th century typology of the dogtrot house with 21st century solar technology.

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Austin-Based Kasita Wins SXSW Innovation Award for Smart Cities Members Only

by: Alyssa Morris

The modular micro-housing units are activated by smart technology and can be picked up and moved from city to city.

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Blank Canvas

by: Chris Cobb, AIA
Architect: Malone Maxwell Borson Architects

Malone Maxwell Borson Architects give a family of five in Austin a pristine but durable abode that capitalizes on its enviable site overlooking the Colorado River.

Page 43

Historical Marker Members Only

by: Patrick Michels

To create Austin’s African American Cultural and Heritage Facility, McKinney York Architects preserved a fragile 19th-century house built by a freed slave and designed a modern addition, sited a respectful distance away.

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Cube Loft

Architects and design professionals have a new place to stay when traveling to Austin: the Charles Moore Foundation’s Cube Loft.

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Creek Show: Light Night

Austin’s Creek Show brought thousands of visitors to Waller Creek on a freezing night last fall to see installations by local architects and landscape architects.

Page 28

Big Ideas

Architect-designed bus stops in San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas are adding a bit of design to street corners.

Dror Baldinger, AIA; Thomas McConnell; Nicholas McWhirter; Charles David Smith, AIA
Page 50

Keeping It Compact

by: Lawrence Connolly, AIA

Haddon+Cowan Architects Collaborative’s Girls’ School of Austin maximizes its site while providing students with a playful campus.

Bronson Dorsey
Page 72

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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My Middle-Aged City

by: David Heymann, FAIA

The biological paradigm that explains cities as entities remains in vogue, and David Heymann embraces it for his discussion of Austin’s growing pains.

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Anna Collette: Gathering Ground

Anna Collette’s photographs of toppled trees capture the record-breaking 2013 flood of Austin’s Onion Creek, which ravaged the nearby neighborhoods.

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Heron Creek Restroom

The Heron Creek Restroom by Mell Lawrence Architects opens up this spring on the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail in Austin.

Page 26

Designing for Ageing

by: Ingrid Spencer

While most adults say they would strongly prefer to stay in their homes as they age, many houses and communities in the U.S. are not set up to meet the needs of the elderly and less mobile.

Kimberly Davis
Page 40

Field Constructs Design Competition Entries Due April

Field Constructs Design Competition deadline is fast approaching with an April 1 submission date.

Page 94

Hill Country Apothecary

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

Page 96

A Pop-Up Orchard, Awash in Color

by: Ashley Craddock

SXSW Interactive saw the launch of the Orchard Project, envisioned as part art, part community space, and all huggable, touchable fun.

Gensler
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Nature’s Curator

by: Ingrid Spencer

Waller Creek Conservancy’s new CEO Peter Mullan sees parallels between his Austin efforts and his role on New York’s High Line, writes Ingrid Spencer.

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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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