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In Place — Thoughts on a (North) Texas Vernacular

A great diversity of peoples, wielding a wide variety of materials, have left their mark on the Lone Star State’s architecture. But can we say that a true Texas vernacular exists?

June 13, 2016

2016 Emerging Design + Technology: Call for Papers

The 2016 TxA Emerging Design + Technology conference, to be held during our 77th Annual Convention and Design Expo in San Antonio, is seeking academic papers for peer review, publication, and presentation. The abstract submission deadline is August 1.

June 02, 2016

For Humanity

Fort Worth architect Tommy Stewart, AIA, designed a school for earthquake-ravaged Haiti, an endeavor he considers to be among the most profound experiences of his life.

April 11, 2016

Field of Dreams

Four installations — winners of the Field Constructs Design Competition — occupied a brownfield site in East Austin for two weeks in November 2015. The projects on view drew attention to the quickly aligning trends of digital fabrication and environmental sustainability.

February 15, 2016

Pendleton Farms

Tim Cuppett Architects’ Pendleton Farm blends a traditional Texas farmhouse vernacular with a modern sensibility.

November 02, 2015

Current Magazine Issue

May/June 2016

In this issue we feature six houses, five of them in Texas, one outside of the state but designed by a Texas architect. While of varying character, each project exhibits a sensitive approach to site conditions and client wishes. Also presented are two prominent restoration projects and the new Knoll showroom and office in Houston.

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Magazine Articles

In Place — Thoughts on a (North) Texas Vernacular

by: W. Mark Gunderson, AIA

A great diversity of peoples, wielding a wide variety of materials, have left their mark on the Lone Star State’s architecture. But can we say that a true Texas vernacular exists?

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Land Lover Members Only

by: Dror Baldinger, AIA

Perched on a ridge facing the majestic Grand Tetons, Welch Architecture’s Ridge House combines natural materials with wide-open views in a deferential play to the landscape.

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Edible Architecture

by: Catherine Gavin

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.

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Products

Rita Catinella Orrell reviews a collection of innovative cladding materials.

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thinkEDIBLE

by: Brett Koenig Greig

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.

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