Article Results for "Austin"

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 Members Only

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

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.

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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
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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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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.

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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
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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.

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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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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
Page 55

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
Page 60

AIA Austin Welcomes Ingrid Spencer as New Executive Director

In March, AIA Austin announced the appointment of Ingrid Spencer as its new executive director. Spencer brings a wealth of experience to the task.

Page 85

Alex Krieger, FAIA, to Speak on Waterfronts

During his visit to Austin as part of the Texas Society of Architects 2015 Design Awards jury, Alex Krieger, FAIA, takes time out of his busy schedule to deliver a lecture, “Principles for Remaking the Urban Waterfront.”

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Colors in the Garden

The aesthetic qualities of Austin’s first “artist-led community garden,” designed by Thoughtbarn, created considerable buzz — and plenty of participation — among people living nearby.

Page 88

thinkEDIBLE

by: Brett Koenig Greig

Are yogurt, bacteria, and yeast the keys to sustainability? Igor Siddiqui and Jen Wong, curators of Austin’s Edible Materials Lab, think playing with food has the potential to change the way we build.

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Forager

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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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
Page 46

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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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
Page 66

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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AIA Austin Design Awards

AIA Austin announces its 2015 Design Awards winners.

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Chinmaya Mission

by: Jen Wong

Miró Rivera Architects’ Chinmaya Mission Austin is a Texas Society of Architects 2015 Design Award winner.

Paul Finkel | Piston Design
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F1 Tower

by: Al York, AIA

Miró Rivera Architects’ F1 Tower is a Texas Society of Architects 2015 Design Award winner.

Miró Rivera Architects, Ted Parker Jr., and Paul Finkel|Piston Design
Page 68

Everyday Architect

by: Canan Yetmen

If you were to take a fingerprint sample of Austin’s building boom, chances are good the evidence would point to one prolific architectural instigator: Michael Hsu, AIA.

Jeff Wilson
Page 107

Pollen at Peace

by: Jen Wong
Architect: Pollen Architecture and Design

A new chapel and administrative building at St. Edwards University by Pollen Architecture & Design adds another piece to a 15-year-old master plan.

Whit Preston
Page 76

PageSoutherlandPage Thinks Forward

by: Catherine Gavin

Begin¬ning January 1, 2014, PageSoutherlandPage will be known simply as Page. The rebrand¬ing effort makes it clear that Page is focused on “design that makes lives better.”

courtesy Page
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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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Susan Lynn Williamson (1958–2013)

by: Joel Warren Barna

Susan Lynn Williamson of Austin, a former editor of Texas Architect magazine, died October 10, 2013.

PHOTO OF SUSAN LYNN WILLIAMSON COURTESY HER FAMILY.
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Fosu Marina and Master Plan

by: OTA+

Austin-based OTA+ designed a new master plan and marina for the Fosu Lagoon area of Cape Coast, Ghana. The project proposes Africa’s tallest building.

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Embracing the Edge

by: Brett Koenig Greig
Architect: Bercy Chen Studio

The Edgeland House in Austin rises from the earth giving little hint to people on the street about what lies below the tall grasses growing on the roof.

Paul Bardagjy
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Austin’s Ecological Affluence

by: Dean J. Almy, AIA

A series of urban design initiatives could establish Austin’s green infrastructure as the preeminent agent of a new compact and connected city.

PHOTO BY DAVID SUCSY. RENDERING OF DEVELOPMENT STUDY BY KEN SMITH LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT AND TEN EYCK LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS. RENDERING OF THE GROVE BY MICHAEL VAN VALKENBURG ASSOCIATES. PHOTO OF THE TUNNEL EXCAVATION BY TODD SPENCER. PHOTO OF THE UT AUSTIN STUDIO BY MURRAY LEGGE, FAIA. PHOTO BY THOMAS MCCONNELL. RENDERING OF PROPOSED URBAN STRUCTURE BY UT AUSTIN TUFLAB. RENDERING OF SOUTH AUSTIN WATERFRONT COURTESY AIA SDAT.
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Waller Creek Update

by: Ingrid Spencer

Since selecting a winning design by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates and Thomas Phifer and Partners last fall, Austin’s Waller Creek Conservan¬cy has continued sprinting forward with its plans to transform the 1.5-mile creek corridor from ne¬glected waterway to vibrant downtown destination.

PHOTO OF THE TUNNEL EXCAVATION BY TODD SPENCER. PHOTO OF THE UT AUSTIN STUDIO BY MURRAY LEGGE, FAIA.
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Block 21

by: Canan Yetmen
Architect: Andersson-Wise Architects (Design Architect) and BOKA Powell (Architect of Record)

Andersson-Wise Architects’ Block 21 is one of the most successful mixed-use developments in downtown Austin.

Andrew Pogue, Art Gray, Jonathan Jackson, Thomas McConnell,
and Tim Hursley
Page 66

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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Society of Architectural Historians in Austin

by: Gerald Moorhead, FAIA

The 67th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) will be held in Austin April 9–13.

PHOTO BY DAVID SCHALLIOL COURTESY SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS
PHOTO OF THE GREAT CREATE COURTESY NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER
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Printing 16th-Century Vaults

by: Catherine Gavin

UT Austin’s Benjamin Ibarra is looking at historic buildings through a technological lens.

PHOTO AND RENDERING BY BENJAMIN IBARRA SEVILLA
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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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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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Preservation Texas Honor Awards

Award winners announced for the 2013 Preservation Texas Honor 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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