Texas Architect January/February 2015

Despite the state motto, bigger isn’t always better. This January/February issue of Texas Architect magazine takes a look at why building small matters.

Innovation and Design

by: Catherine Gavin

Digital fabrication is turning traditional architectural practice on its head, and as academics press forward into uncharted territories, communication and cross-pollination with practicing architects is increasingly important.

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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.

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Guest Nest

by: Jen Wong

Nested House, a guesthouse built around a traditional sauna, supports full-range living and achieves spatial efficiency through thoughtful program placement.

Luis Ayala
Page 36

Cabin Fever

by: Jack Murphy, Assoc. AIA

Urs Peter “Upe” Flueckiger and students of Texas Tech University College of Architecture build a smart and compact Sustainable Cabin in West Texas.

Urs Peter "Upe" Fleuckiger and Denny Mingus
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A Yellow Pop-Up

by: Rachel Adams

Bart Shaw Architect redefines the typical farmers’ market tent.

Chad Davis
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Running with X-acto

by: Canan Yetmen

For Scott Specht of Specht Harpman Architects, building small has always been rewarding.

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Music Box

John Grable Architects designs a tiny pavilion for playing music and practicing yoga.

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