Texas Architect May/June 2014
Exceptional craft and a relationship with water characterize all of the projects in our "Water" issue. The Torcasso Residence in Santa Fe and Austin’s Cascading Creek House are two examples of the seamless integration of high-tech mechanicals and beautiful residential architecture. A section on “Rehabilitation” features a renovated mid-century dance pavilion built on the Gulf Coast and the new landscape architecture of an O’Neil Ford-designed home in San Antonio.
Playing Up Waller Creek
Austin’s Waller Creek Conservancy continues its mission to draw attention to the neglected urban waterway. Waller Wall, a temporary installation designed by UT Austin students and Murray Legge, FAIA, was on display at SXSW.
Rita Catinella Orrell features a kitchen and bath products roundup.
Alterstudio Architecture’s boat dock on Lake Austin embraces the long views of the water and landscape, but screens the immediacy of the speedboats from backyard barbecuers.
A Sink in Every Room
The hefty utilitarian demands of a salon, which include a sink in every room, are resolved seamlessly in this downtown Austin spa by Baldridge Architects.
A Coastal Bend Reinvention
Kirksey Architecture restored and rehabilitated Sylvan Beach Pavilion on the Gulf Coast, ensuring that the historic integrity of the building remained while also meeting current hurricane-code standards.
Michelle Rossomando, AIA
Partner at Austin’s McKinney York Architects, Michelle Rossomando, AIA, leads by example and has a lot of fun in the process.