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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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