Texas Architect May/June 2015
This issue looks at the bold use of color in diverse architectural projects. Red is a signature statement in a tiny gem of a Hill Country studio. The glazed skin of the newly-built Richards Group building in Dallas reveals a stunning array of interior colors. In an Austin office lobby, CNC-cut felt murals depict the blues and greens of the local landscape. Rand Elliott’s striking use of color, restrained in the Marfa Contemporary, is on full, whimsical display in an Oklahoma car park.
A Pop-Up Orchard, Awash in Color
SXSW Interactive saw the launch of the Orchard Project, envisioned as part art, part community space, and all huggable, touchable fun.
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.
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.”
Coloring the Gap
ON THE COVER: The Richards Group's new Dallas headquarters stands over Dallas commuters as a beacon of shimmering color and democratic ideals in the workplace.
Between Green and Violet
Rand Elliott, FAIA, deploys color with purpose, punctuating galleries at the Marfa Contemporary with vivid jolts of blue and using colored lighting to transform a series of parking structures in surprising ways.
The Old House, and the New
When a client asked Jim Poteet, FAIA, to update a historic San Antonio home, the architect adopted a forthright approach that marries historic details and contemporary craftsmanship.
Field with No Center
Artist Margo Sawyer partners with architects, engineers, glass blowers, metal fabricators, car painters, and others in her sometimes-monumental, but always joyful, works.