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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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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

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

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

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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The Art in Architecture

by: Igor Siddiqui

Austin-based artist Josef Kristofoletti believes in a reciprocal and mutually enriching relationship between paintings and buildings.

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Mathematical Mind

With plans for the 1,800-sf Sixton House, designer John Houser establishes a radically fresh approach to residential design at the same time that he returns to architecture’s mathematical roots.

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The Farmer and the Cowman

by: Brantley Hightower, AIA

Traditional architectural projects are now the noteworthy outliers.

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Gallery at Turtle Creek

by: Ryan Flener, Assoc. AIA

JHP Architecture/Urban Design’s Gallery at Turtle Creek is a Texas Society of Architects 2015 Design Award winner.

Rion Rizzo / Creative Sources Photography and
Jenifer McNeil Baker
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