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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.

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Material Arts

by: Catherine Gavin

Mies, materials, and digital fabrication — material arts are creative outlets providing new paths for architecture.

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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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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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The Ur Building of Texas

by: Michael Malone, AIA

The world has lost one of the great architectural processional experiences with the replacement of Louis Kahn’s landscape design at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth.

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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.

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Call For Entries: 2014 Brick in Architecture Awards

The call for entries for the 2014 Brick in Architecture Awards was announced.

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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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by: Rita Catinella Orrell

Our first products roundup by Rita Catinella Orrell.

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Lower Rio Grande Valley AIA Design Awards

Award winners announced for the Lower Rio Grande Valley AIA’s 2013 Design Awards.

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AIA San Antonio Design Awards

Award winners announced for AIA San Antonio’s 2013 Design 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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Shifting Leaves of Grass

by: Frederick R. Steiner

Alternative grasses are redefining landscape architecture and helping bring about a new ecological aesthetic in Texas.

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Happy Turf

“Happy Turf” is a shade-loving, alternative grass developed by landscape architect Kevin Sloan.

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Playing Up Waller Creek

by: Catherine Gavin

Austin’s Waller Creek Conservancy continues its mission to draw attention to the neglected urban waterway. Waller Wall, a temporary installation designed by UT Austin students and Murray Legge, FAIA, was on display at SXSW.

Photos by Casey Dunn and Patrick Wong
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Caret 6

by: Catherine Gavin

Caret 6, a dramatic installation by architect Kory Bieg of OTA+ and his Design V Studio at The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, is making its way around the state.

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The Boatmakers’ Craft

by: Ingrid Spencer

Shipley Architects designed a house that only boat-builders could detail so effortlessly.

Michael Burns
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Invisible Aquatics

by: Jack Murphy, Assoc. AIA

Bercy Chen Studio’s design moves at the Cascading Creek House sleekly conceal extensive mechanics under the hood of a gorgeous space.

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Subtle Layers

by: Heather McKinney, FAIA

Rammed earth wall, rippling Venetian plaster, and colorful-blocks of the Margo Sawyer designed art walls, Page’s Torcasso residence achieves the sublime.

Robert Reck
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HDP Announces Competitions for 2014

Four competitions are being sponsored in 2014 by Heritage Documentation Programs (HDP) division of the U.S. National Park Service.

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AIA National Convention

On June 26–28 in Chicago, the American Institute of Architects will host its 2014 National Convention. Themed “Design With Purpose,” the event will feature leaders, luminaries, and legends from within and outside architecture sharing their insights on the opportunities, challenges, and possibilities facing architects and the profession.

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Water’s Edge

by: Candid Rogers, AIA
Architect: Tobin Smith Architect

The runway terrace at Rockridge Gardens stretches the landscape of the O’Neil Ford designed San Antonio house into the horizon.

Kemp Davis and Mark Menjivar
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A Coastal Bend Reinvention

by: Ben Koush

Kirksey Architecture restored and rehabilitated Sylvan Beach Pavilion on the Gulf Coast, ensuring that the historic integrity of the building remained while also meeting current hurricane-code standards.

Shau Lin Hon
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After the Rain

by: Michael E. Allex, AIA

bcWORKSHOP has moved to the Lower Rio Grande Valley and is bringing its public design process to housing developments outside of Harlingen.

Skyler J. Fike
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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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The Rise of Video as a Tool for Documenting Architecture: An Interview with Frazer|Pogue Collective

Frazer|Pogue Collective discusses the benefits of using video to document architectural projects.

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A New Sculpture Garden for Austin’s Laguna Gloria

Boston-based landscape architecture firm Reed Hilderbrand is expanding its Texas portfolio and leading the re-imagination of The Contemporary Austin’s historic Laguna Gloria site.

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“The Architecture of Art Museums: A Decade of Design, 2000–2010”

by: Bruce C. Webb

Ronnie Self’s “The Architecture of Art Museums: A Decade of Design, 2000–2010” is a welcome guide in charting the most formally enigmatic building type of our time.

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Menil Drawing Institute

by: Johnston Marklee

Los Angeles-based architecture firm Johnston Marklee’s proposed design for the Menil Drawing Institute (MDI) is at once serene and revolutionary.

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Trans.lation: Vickery Meadow

by: Audrey Maxwell, AIA

With support from the Nasher Sculpture Center, artist Rick Lowe is transforming Dallas’ Vickery Meadow neighborhood through art and architecture.

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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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Making Learning Fun

by: Ingrid Spencer

Austin’s new 36,340-sf, LEED Silver-certified children’s museum, the Thinkery, is the product of Koning Eizenberg Architecture’s collaboration with STG Design

Casey Dunn Photography
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Going Public

by: Rachel Adams
Architect: David Droese, AIA; Jim Poteet, FAIA

As contemporary collections continue to grow, exhibitors’ need for more space is providing the public with opportunities to see art. The Warehouse in Farmers Branch and SPACE Gallery in San Antonio are private collections that are now open to visitors.

Wade Griffith; Chris Cooper
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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 Perfect Foil

by: Inga Saffron
Architect: Ross Conway, AIA

Gensler’s Dallas office strikes a beautiful balance between old and new at the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Garrett Rowland
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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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Steel Strings

Baldridge Architects’ Outdoor Learning Center at Casis Elementary in Austin has transformed a formerly neglected lot into an open-air classroom in a garden setting.

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Where’s the Architecture?

by: Igor Siddiqui

The 14th Venice Biennale of Architecture’s explicit orientation toward research leaves one wondering “Where’s the Architecture?”

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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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Green Lantern

by: Alan G. Brake
Architect: John Grable Architects

John Grable Architects’ Green Lantern is defined by an extensive use of glass and operable walls that transform the house from a series of enclosed rooms to an expansive garden pavilion.

Drod Baldinger, AIA
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Hog Pen Creek Retreat

by: Fredrick R. Steiner
Architect: Ted Flato

High nature is married to high design in Lake|Flato Architects’ Hog Pen Creek Retreat.

Casey Dunn
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Ottomers Residence

by: Jack Murphy, Assoc. AIA
Architect: Vicent Snyder, AIA

Clear structural articulation and a folded corrugated metal roof are the major architectural features of the Ottmers Residence, a project designed to be built by a client on a very tight budget.

Vicent Snyder, AIA
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SK Ranch

by: Catherine Gavin
Architect: Brian Korte, AIA

Long limestone facades with floating roofs above them, Lake|Flato Architects’ SK Ranch is a contemporary take on a Hill Country ranch.

Robert Reck Photography
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Big Tree Camp

by: Brantley Hightower, AIA
Architect: Tobin Smith, AIA

Big Tree Camp offers its inhabitants protection from the elements, while always maintaining a tactile connection to the outdoors.

Mark Menjivar
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Mestizo City

by: Phil Zimmerman, Assoc. AIA
Architect: Geoffrey S. Edwards, AIA

Multiple bottles of colorful soda are transformed into a glowing cube called Mestizo City by Muñoz & Company.

Chris Gutierrez Muñoz & Company
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by: Canan Yetmen
Architect: John Mapes, AIA

Gensler converts a downtown Austin parking garage into a collaborative workspace.

Casey Dunn Photography
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Ten Eyck’s Vertical Gardens

by: Christopher Ferguson, Assoc. AIA

Austin-based Ten Eyck creates site-specific vertical gardens, blending the transition between architecture and landscape architecture.

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