Article Results for "Houston"

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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Curtain Wall Call

by: Jen Wong

Can a 500-ft-tall glass box in Houston possibly be a good idea? The recent expansion of high-rise office buildings says yes.

Peter Aaron/OTTO; Joe Aker; Steelblue;
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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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Waterways

by: Canan Yetmen

For Kathleen English, AIA, of English & Associates, water management is one of the first things she thinks about when approaching a new project.

Jeff Wilson
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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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Fourteen Acres and a Holl Members Only

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 Members Only

Texas Architect magazine features the 2014 Preservation Texas Honor Awards.

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Welch 2.0 Members Only

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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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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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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On the Bayou

by: Guy Hagstette, FAIA

An ambitious agenda for linear green space, compatible urban development, flood control, and multi-modal access along 10 miles of the Buffalo Bayou is transforming Houston.

RENDERING COURTESY THOMPSON DESIGN
GROUP AND BUFFALO BAYOU PARTNERSHIP. RENDERINGS COURTESY LAKE|FLATO AND BNIM. PHOTO COURTESY BNIM. PHOTOS OF HOBBY CENTER
BRIDGE AND SABINE PROMENADE COURTESY SWA GROUP AND BUFFALO BAYOU PARTNERSHIP. RENDERINGS COURTESY SWA GROUP.
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Submit to Present at 2014 Texas Architects Convention

Call for papers for the 2014 Texas Architects Convention.

OF CRAIG DYKERS BY HOLLY REED.
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Ziegler Cooper Gets the Gold

Ziegler Cooper Architects’ new office in the Bank of American Center in downtown Houston became the tower’s first tenant to receive LEED Gold certifica¬tion.

PHOTO OF ZIEGLER COOPER OFFICE BY JUD HAGGARD.
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Materials and Sustainability

by: Donna Kacmar, FAIA

The Materials Research Collaborative at the University of Houston is pushing sustainability and providing valuable tools for the students and local design community.

PHOTOS OF MRC BY JULIE PIZZO WOOD
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Learning Through Making

by: Andrew Vrana

The digital fabrication lab at the University of Houston produces a range of projects, one of which was picked up by the 2014 Venice Biennale, curated by Rem Koolhaas.

PHOTOS OF “NEW HARMONY CAVE OF THE NEW BEING” BY JULIE PIZZO WOOD

PHOTOS OF “THREE CONTINENT STUDIO” BY GEOFFREY BRUNE, FAIA, AND PETER ZWEIG, FAIA
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Raymond Brochstein, FAIA

by: Nonya Grenader, FAIA

Houston's fearless leader, Raymond Brochstein, FAIA, demonstrates and demands excellence.

Photography by Julie Pizzo Wood
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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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Preservation Texas Honor Awards

Award winners announced for the 2013 Preservation Texas Honor Awards.

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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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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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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 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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TxA 75th Annual Convention and Design Expo: Nov. 6–8 in Houston

The Texas Society of Architects’ 75th Annual Convention and Design Expo, themed “Imagine,” will take place on November 6–8, 2014, in Houston.

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AIA Houston Awards

AIA Houston announced the winners of its 2014 Design Awards. The honored projects, selected from among 108 entries, are on display in an exhibition, along with the 2014 Student Biennial, running through September 26.

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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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Texas Society of Architects’ 2014 Design Expo

The Texas Society of Architects’ 2014 Design Expo, taking place at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston during the first two days of our 75th Annual Convention, will be our biggest ever.

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Texas Society of Architects 2014 25-Year Award

The Texas Society of Architects announced the Alley Theatre in Houston as the recipient of the Texas Society of Architects 2014 25-Year Award.

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Risky Habit[at]: Dynamic Living on the Buffalo Bayou

Risky Habit[at]: Dynamic Living on the Buffalo Bayou, by Peter Jay Zweig, FAIA, of the University of Houston, is among the 2014 Studio Award winners.

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In-Box House

The In-Box House by Zui Lig Ng of the University of Houston is among the 2014 Studio Award winners.

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Texas Society of Architects 2014 Studio Awards

Five projects, three of which are done by students, are selected as the recipients of the 2014 Studio Awards.

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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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Maximizing Space

by: Catherine Gavin
Architect: Lauren Rottet, FAIA

Rottet Studio provides privacy and breathtaking views of the Houston skyline for the attorneys in the Seyfarth Shaw offices.

Caitlin Graham
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Women in Architecture Exhibition at AIA Houston

AIA Houston and Architecture Center Houston feature a new exhibition, “Women in Architecture,” spotlighting contributions women have made to
the profession and offering a current snapshot of women’s changing role in architecture and design.

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Triniti Restaurant

by: Texas Architect Staff

MC2 Architects renovated a 1936 Houston art-deco building for its client, the owners of Triniti Restaurant. Perforated aluminum panels now clad the restaurant and diffuse the intense Texas sun in the interior space.

Stephen Gutierrez
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Modesty is a Virtue

by: Ben Koush, AIA

Architect Donna Kacmar has demonstrated how to do rather a lot with not very much in this tiny, 544-sf house. Located in Houston, the home is like a light-hearted Texas garden folly where one is permanently on vacation.

Julie Pizzo Wood; Charlotte Wood; Luis Ayala
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AIA Houston and IIDA Collaborate on Interior Design Exhibit

“Houston Interior Designers – How Texans Touched the World” opened at the Architecture Center Houston. The exhibit, which features 17 projects by eight firms, is the first time AIA and IIDA have col¬laborated on a showing of member works.

Scott McDonald of Hedrich Blessing
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Life, Fruits, and Veggies on the Street

by: Andrew Albers, AIA

Since 1994, there has been a 448% increase in the number of farmers markets across the country. Rice University School of Architecture students were given the problem of addressing the spatial needs of the farmers market for the Houston’s not-for-profit Urban Harvest.

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BBVA Compass Stadium

The core of Houston’s East Downtown Redevelopment Plan and the new home of Major League Soccer team the Houston Dynamo, BBVA Compass Stadium, designed by Populous, sets a unique precedent for American sports stadia and innovative design for the region.

Geoffrey Lyons
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AIA Fort Worth Design Awards

Recipients of the 2013 AIA Fort Worth Design Awards were announced in January. Six firm projects and five student works were singled out for excellence in design as part of the chap¬ter’s Honors and Awards Program.

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Menil Receives AIA Twenty-Five Year Award

Renown for its diffusion of natural light, the roof of the Menil Collection comprises 300, 25-mm-thick, ferrocement leaves, which protect the building from the light and heat of the Texas sun. Completed in 1981 by Renzo Piano, the Menil received the 2013 AIA 25-Year Award.

Hester + Hardaway Photography
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...with Ardis Clinton, AIA

by: Constance Adams, AIA

Ardis Clinton, AIA, is essential to the community at the Perkins+Will Houston office, and when she is not surprising the team with ice cream treats as reprieve from hot summer days or helping young interns with their licensure process, Clinton manages projects like the Galveston National Laboratory biodefense facility and then goes home to twin sons.

Nicole Mlaker
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Pioneering Shopping Centers

by: J. Brantley Hightower, AIA

Highland Park Village and NorthPark Center in Dallas, and the Galleria in Houston all blazed trails as shopping centers that spurred urban development. And today they continue to be examples of successful retail design, which from their inceptions sought to create a unique sense of place.

OMNIPLAN AND PETER CALVIN
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William F. Stern, FAIA: 1947-2013

by: Rives Taylor, FAIA

William “Bill” Stern, FAIA, of Houston, who passed away in March of 2013, is remembered as a passionate advocate of urban planning, design, and fine arts. He contributed 36 years of design rigor, public advocacy and engagement, and often passionate leadership to the architecture and design community in Houston.

HEADSHOT COURTESY ERIC HESTER; PORCH IMAGE COURTESY DAVID BUCEK, FAIA
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Building a Modern Houston

by: Al York, AIA

“Building Modern Houston” by Anna Mod provides an annotated jaunt through the modern movement as it evolved in the optimistic boom, bust and boom-again metropolis of Houston.

photo by Elizabeth Hackler
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4415 Perry Street

by: Filo Castore, AIA

Designed by Val Glitsch, FAIA, for New Hope Housing — an independent nonprofit organization that offers quality, affordable single-room occupancy (SRO) housing to low-income-earning adults — 4415 Perry Street in Houston is a sustainable solution for an underserved population.

Hiebert Photography & Professional Imaging
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Preservation In Houston

by: David C. Bucek, FAIA

With its 20 protected historic districts, Houston is a city that is increasingly embracing both old and new.

PHOTOS BY PAUL HESTER AND JULIE PIZZO WOOD
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Reuse, Recycle, and Reinvent

by: Ben Koush

Studio RED Architects’ rehabilitation of a former warehouse for use as the Houston Permitting Center was centered on rigorously researched sustainability, deference to the industrial character of the old building, and the installation of an intensely local public art program.

Hester + Hardaway Photographers; MN | Photography
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James Surls Houston Exhibit

The Architecture Center Houston’s (ArCH) will exhibit of works by AIA Houston 2012 Artist of the Year James Surls from June 13– July 19, 2013.

PHOTO COURTESY ARCH
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AIA Houston Recognizes Student Proposals

by: TA Staff

Texas Architect features a student-led design competition hosted by AIA Houston’s Committee on Architecture for Health (CAH).

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