Texas Architect March/April 2015
Last year, Dallas accepted the 2014 100 Resilient City Challenge, agreeing to tackle ageing infrastructure, chronic energy shortages, flooding, and terrorism. As a variety of campaigns are encouraging a more holistic approach to architecture that embraces technology under the umbrella of resiliency, this issue looks at how efforts in theory and practice are taking different approaches to the topic.
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.
Architecture of Space
The story goes that the first word spoken on the surface of another world was the name of a Texas city.
Designing for Ageing
While most adults say they would strongly prefer to stay in their homes as they age, many houses and communities in the U.S. are not set up to meet the needs of the elderly and less mobile.
A Living Building in North Texas
Lake|Flato Architects' Josey Pavilion aspires to be the first Living Building in Texas.
Raw and Synthetic
The Design Research Lab at the Texas A&M University College of Architecture explores resiliency in terms of the raw and synthetic.
For Kathleen English, AIA, of English & Associates, water management is one of the first things she thinks about when approaching a new project.