From a treasure-trove of drawings recently uncovered in the basement of the Ford, Powell & Carson Architects’ office to Andersson-Wise Architects’ use of watercolors during design development, to a fence modeled after knots in grains of wood and milled with CNC machines, the November/December issue of Texas Architect focuses on sketching and design process.
The 2014 Texas Architects Design Awards jurors Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, of Marlon Blackwell Architect in Fayetteville, Ark.; Andrea P. Leers, FAIA, of Leers Weinzapfel Associates in Boston; Tim Love, AIA, of Utile in Boston; and Mark Reddington, FAIA, of LMN Architects in Seattle collectively emphasized quality and clarity of design intent as they chose this year’s 16 award recipients. They also paid attention to and sought out what makes Texas architecture unique.
From purpose-built museums and galleries to new white-box interiors for former warehouses, we take a look at the relationship between architecture and art as well as the significant role these buildings play by creating cultural nodes in their communities.
Exceptional craft and a relationship with water characterize all of the projects in our "Water" issue. The Torcasso Residence in Santa Fe and Austin’s Cascading Creek House are two examples of the seamless integration of high-tech mechanicals and beautiful residential architecture. A section on “Rehabilitation” features a renovated mid-century dance pavilion built on the Gulf Coast and the new landscape architecture of an O’Neil Ford-designed home in San Antonio.
Our "Materials" issue details and critiques the highly anticipated Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum, and features the materials-focused 12th Street Studios in Austin and Dietert Ranch in Real County. A "Digital Fabrication" section highlights projects that are shaping the field and pushing its boundaries.