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.
2015 Design Awards — Winners Announced
We are pleased to announce the recipients of our 2015 Design Awards. Fourteen projects were selected from among 256 entries. This year's jurors were: Karl A. Backus, AIA, of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; Alex Krieger, FAIA, of NBBJ and Harvard University Graduate School of Design; Bruce Lindsey, AIA, of Washington University's Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts; and Jennifer Yoos, FAIA, of VJAA and University of Minnesota School of Architecture.
For Kathleen English, AIA, of English & Associates, water management is one of the first things she thinks about when approaching a new project.
Current Magazine Issue
The work of architects is the work of making — although often at several steps removed from the physical act of building. The July/August 2015 issue of <em>Texas Architect</em> looks at architects who bridge the gap.
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.
Are yogurt, bacteria, and yeast the keys to sustainability? Igor Siddiqui and Jen Wong, curators of Austin’s Edible Materials Lab, think playing with food has the potential to change the way we build.
A Kind of Resurrection
San Antonio-based architect and furniture maker Brian Korte, AIA, takes pleasure in seeing recovered materials reborn in new forms.
Materials and Sustainability
The Materials Research Collaborative at the University of Houston is pushing sustainability and providing valuable tools for the students and local design community.