BLOG | UTSOA Studio to Bring the WATNEY to SXSW
A Kickstarter campaign running through December 7 is raising funds for a SXSW Eco installation project by students at The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. Learn more about this ambitious project exploring how digital software and fabrication techniques can be applied to art and architecture.
Follow the Light
For the second year in a row, Creek Show lured the public to Austin’s Waller Creek at night with a series of brilliant installations by local architects and artists.
BLOG | Products: Curtain Wall Systems
Texas Architect products editor Rita Cantinella Orrell reviews curtain wall and glazing solutions that keep building views at a premium without sacrificing thermal efficiency, structural integrity, and sun control.
The Art in Architecture
Austin-based artist Josef Kristofoletti believes in a reciprocal and mutually enriching relationship between paintings and buildings.
BLOG | FCDC Announces Four Winners
The Field Constructs Design Competition has announced its 2015 winners. The final four projects capture the mission FCDC and marry experimentation with design innovation while uniquely addressing the history and ecology of the competition site.
Current Magazine Issue
Architects are using data to make a positive impact on building projects. Architects at Page team with other specialists to conduct social research for a new dorm for UT Austin. bcWORKSHOP designs a new Housing First project in Dallas with input from the homeless. Lake|Flato divulges how it stays engaged with its projects post-occupancy. And we take a closer look at the electronic infrastructure that makes Parkland Hospital one of the most advanced buildings of its type in the world.
Field of Dreams
Four installations — winners of the Field Constructs Design Competition — occupied a brownfield site in East Austin for two weeks in November. The projects on view drew attention to the quickly aligning trends of digital fabrication and environmental sustainability.
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.
A Yellow Pop-Up
Bart Shaw Architect redefines the typical farmers’ market tent.
Artist Ellsworth Kelly’s new installation at the Blanton Museum of Art draws on 70 years of fascination with Byzantine and Romanesque art and architecture.
Warp and Weft
Artist Gabriel Dawe puts intricately woven, multicolored thread to extraordinary use, creating large-scale environmental installations that examine negative space and the human form.