Texas Architect January/February 2013
In this edition, we have included a collection of homes true to the ideas and desires of the people who inhabit them. Distinct lifestyles and budgets are fully expressed in each project: the house that grew around a kitchen; a modest, transportable home; a playful pool house; a house that embraces a tree; and a resolution to an important need for senior housing.
Working closely with Larry Paul Fuller over the course of the last six weeks, I have come to appreciate the satisfying collaboration that goes into this magazine.
Michael Van Valkenburgh on Austin’s Waller Creek
With construction of the Waller Creek tunnel well under way in Austin, the $146.5-million effort to transform the long-neglected flood plain has afforded a new vision for the city.
Dwelling: To Have or to Be
People looking to build a house, even the financially comfortable and educated, seldom hire an architect because architects haven’t done a good job of communicating their value.
Modesty is a Virtue
Architect Donna Kacmar has demonstrated how to do rather a lot with not very much in this tiny, 544-sf house. Located in Houston, the home is like a light-hearted Texas garden folly where one is permanently on vacation.
...with Clovis Heimsath, FAIA
Although, keeping up with him has never been easy, Clovis Heimsath, FAIA, is a testament to architecture being a calling and not a profession — his practice and his lifestyle are seamless.