Texas Architect January/February 2014
This issue explores the importance of urban design initiatives across the state, focusing on the increasing role of green infrastructure for the creation of successful public spaces.
With its stacked interchanges and sweeping flyovers, Texas has no shortage roadway feats, yet they often represent barriers for connectivity. Urban designers across the state are rethinking these roadways and using green infrastructure to reconnect downtown districts.
Embracing the Edge
Architect: Bercy Chen Studio
The Edgeland House in Austin rises from the earth giving little hint to people on the street about what lies below the tall grasses growing on the roof.
New Urban Tapestries
Architects, landscape architects, and planners must design more interconnected, green infrastructure and should do so with greater cultural sensitivity.
On the Bayou
An ambitious agenda for linear green space, compatible urban development, flood control, and multi-modal access along 10 miles of the Buffalo Bayou is transforming Houston.
Architect: Andersson-Wise Architects (Design Architect) and BOKA Powell (Architect of Record)
Andersson-Wise Architects’ Block 21 is one of the most successful mixed-use developments in downtown Austin.
A Walk in the Park with Willis Winters, FAIA
Willis Winters, FAIA, is in the position to have the greatest impact on the quality of life in Dallas of any public official.