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Between Green and Violet
Rand Elliott, FAIA, deploys color with purpose, punctuating galleries at the Marfa Contemporary with vivid jolts of blue and using colored lighting to transform a series of parking structures in surprising ways.
John Only Greer, FAIA: 1933–2015
John Only Greer, FAIA, of Bryan, a professor emeritus at Texas A&M University College of Architecture and past president of the Society, passed away on Friday, June 12. A great teacher and mentor, he will be deeply missed by his Texas Architects friends and colleagues.
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.”
FCDC Announces 18 Projects as Jury Selection Finalists
Finalists have been announced for the 2015 Field Constructs Design Competition, which will result in a series of temporary, site-specific installations at the Circle Acres Nature Preserve in Austin. The projects will open to the public in mid-November as part of a weeklong series promoting event and community programming at the site.
2015 TxA Emerging Design + Technology: Call for Papers
The 2015 TxA Emerging Design + Technology conference, to be held during the Texas Society of Architects 76th Annual Convention and Design Expo in Dallas, is seeking academic papers for peer review, publication, and presentation. The abstract submission deadline is August 1.
Current Magazine Issue
This issue looks at the bold use of color in diverse architectural projects. Red is a signature statement in a tiny gem of a Hill Country studio. The glazed skin of the newly-built Richards Group building in Dallas reveals a stunning array of interior colors. In an Austin office lobby, CNC-cut felt murals depict the blues and greens of the local landscape. Rand Elliott’s striking use of color, restrained in the Marfa Contemporary, is on full, whimsical display in an Oklahoma car park.
Through minimalist multitasking, LOJO’s Weather Room takes portability to a new level.
Nested House, a guesthouse built around a traditional sauna, supports full-range living and achieves spatial efficiency through thoughtful program placement.
Urs Peter “Upe” Flueckiger and students of Texas Tech University College of Architecture build a smart and compact Sustainable Cabin in West Texas.
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.
Art, Politics, and Architecture on View in El Paso
“Citizen Culture: Artists and Architects Shape Policy” opens at The University of Texas at El Paso campus.
The Shape of Texas Episodes
|14/08||Prairie View A&M University School of Architecture and Art||Prairie View|
|13/13||Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture||University of Houston||1985|
|10/17||Sustainability in Architecture||General|