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Bercy Chen Studio’s Self-Sustaining House optimizes rainwater retention, solar radiation, and a turbine-driven generator and compressor to satisfy all energy and water needs.

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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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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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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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Products

by: Rita Catinella Orrell

Rita Catinella Orrell features a kitchen and bath products roundup.

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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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A Sink in Every Room

by: Jen Wong

The hefty utilitarian demands of a salon, which include a sink in every room, are resolved seamlessly in this downtown Austin spa by Baldridge Architects.

Casey Dunn
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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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Water

by: Catherine Gavin

Artist Edward Burtynsky is bringing attention to water and its value to society through his renowned large-format photographs, which include images of irrigation fields in the Texas Panhandle.

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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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Products

by: Rita Catinella Orrell

Rita Catinella Orrell features a hospitality products roundup.

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La Hacienda Casitas

by: Michael E. Allex, AIA
Architect: Brent A. Brown, AIA

Everything about bcWORKSHOP’s La Hacienda Casitas addresses how to keep 96,000 gallons of storm water on the property as long as possible so as not to inundate Harlingen’s storm system.

Skyler J. Fike
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The Touchstone Sketch

by: Jen Wong
Architect: Arthur W. Andersson, FAIA

Andersson-Wise Architects’ kept going back to a singular watercolor as they developed the design for Austin’s Topfer Theatre.

Andrew Pogue
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Michael Van Valkenburgh on Austin’s Waller Creek

by: Texas Architect Staff

With construction of the Waller Creek tunnel well under way in Austin, the $146.5-million effort to transform the long-neglected flood plain has afforded a new vision for the city.

MICHAEL VAN VALKENBURGH ASSOCIATES INC.
AND THOMAS PHIFER AND PARTENERS
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Austin Aquatic Center


Architect: Runa Workshop

Runa Workshop’s Austin Aquatic Center integrates landscape and architecture to create a water management system with real ecological benefits.

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Atascocita Springs Elementary School

by: Noelle Heinze

For the design of Atascocita Springs Elementary School in Humble, the architects of PBK integrated elements that support its science and math curricula while also reflecting the town’s rich tradition in energy production. Interactive kiosks allow students to log the school’s consumption of water, natural gas, and electricity—exercises that tie the building’s sustainable design features to grade-level appropriate curriculum.

Jud Haggard Photography
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Garden Ridge Elementary School

by: Stephen Sharpe, Hon. TSA

SHW Group’s design of Garden Ridge Elementary School places the library at the center of campus, with a planted roof above and tubular skylights that draw daylight into the reading areas. Both elements are used as part of the school’s science curriculum, along with above-ground cisterns that collect rainwater and teach students about conservation of natural resources.

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Lessons in Survival

by: Ed Soltero, AIA

Throughout the history of human civilization, water has been revered as a life-giving force. Unfortunately, some modern societies have exploited this essential natural resource to deleterious extents. In El Paso, however, there’s a beacon of hope for the education of future generations about water conservation in the Chihuahuan Desert.

Carolyn Bowman Photography
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Up From the Ashes

by: Carlos N. Moreno, AIA

On the evening of May 6, 2008, an electrical short lead to an eruption of flames inside the upper levels of Old Main at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. Fortunately, no one was injured, but the four-alarm blaze destroyed the building’s dormered roof, top floor, and one of its circular four-story twin turrets. Although firefighters heroically extinguished the flames, water damage ultimately ruined most of the historic French Gothic-inspired landmark that dates to the institution’s late-nineteenth-century origins.

Chris Cooper Photography; Mark Menjivar
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Water, Bridges, and Dreams

by: Joe Self, AIA

The new Tarrant County College (TCC) campus, situated just northeast of the historic county courthouse, should be on any architect’s Fort Worth visit list. However, some background is required to understand how the placement and form of the buildings were developed and, ultimately, why the project was abbreviated.

Nic Lehoux; Craig Kuhner
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Texas Firms among AIA COTE Award Winners

On April 19, the American Institute of Architects’ Committee on the Environment (AIA–COTE) announced its Top Ten projects for 2012. This year’s batch of winners highlights community ties, social equity, and attentiveness to water issues. One Texas firm and three national/international firms with offices in Texas are among the winners.

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