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North Austin Master Bathroom Remodel in Austin, Texas by Paula Ables Interiors

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Article source: Paula Ables Interiors

A young Austin couple was tired of their dark, dated and drab bathroom. They hired us to help them create a more relaxing, spa-like bathroom. The existing bathroom was lacking in storage and did not function for the couple. With the couple being above average height and with no need for knee space we brought both counter tops to the same level and added a tall linen cabinet to define their spaces. We incorporated outlets into the linen storage to help hide their daily products. Final results were soft, natural colors and surfaces.

Image Courtesy © Paula Ables Interiors

Image Courtesy © Paula Ables Interiors

  • Architects: Paula Ables Interiors
  • Project: North Austin Master Bathroom Remodel
  • Location: Austin, Texas

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Beast in Austin, USA by Specht Harpman

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Article source: Specht Harpman

This project involved the renovation and adaptive re-use of an existing single-story brick building in downtown Austin.  The structure, built in the 1920’s, housed a wide variety of tenancies through the years, from a mom-and pop grocery store to leasing offices for new downtown condominiums.  The current owner, a creative company involved with film production, was on an extremely limited budget, and wanted to re-use as much of what existed as possible while making something that was uniquely “Austin” in character.

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman

  • Architects: Specht Harpman
  • Project: Beast
  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA
  • Software used: Autocad

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Fashion[ING] Objects in Austin, Texas by Matt Fajkus Architecture

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Article source: Matt Fajkus Architecture

FASHION[ING] OBJECTS is an instrument for space, light, and threshold that creates maximal impact with minimal means by arranging and reconfiguring everyday objects in an unexpected and extraordinary way. It is an original backdrop installation piece designed and fabricated for an the annual premier fashion event in Austin, Texas held in September 2012. Beginning with the simple idea of an Erwin Hauer inspired screen, the intention for the backdrop was to veil the models as they emerged from backstage, to dapple light as well as to convey a sense of depth and movement beyond.

Image Courtesy © Matt Fajkus Architecture

Image Courtesy © Matt Fajkus Architecture

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LifeWorks in Austin, Texas by Miró Rivera Architects

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Article source: Miró Rivera Architects

LifeWorks is a branch location of a local non-profit that provides a model for sustainable design in low-income neighborhoods. Located in East Austin, a historically socioeconomically-disadvantaged area, the 33,467 sq ft facility will provide a hub for educational and financial literacy in Central Texas. The design of the new branch, which has received a 5-star sustainability rating from Austin Energy Green Building, highlights the organization’s role in transforming the lives of youth and families seeking self-sufficiency and generational advancement.

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

  • Architects: Miró Rivera Architects
  • Project: LifeWorks
  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Photography: Paul Finkel | Piston Design
  • Height: 3 floors 39′-9″
  • Area: 33,467 sf (31,412 sf interior only)
  • Site: 5.9 acres (256,525 sf)
  • Code Occupancy: Retail (731 sf), Assembly (951 sf), Office (27,998 sf), Mult-purpose/exterior (1810 sf)
  • Civil Engineers: Bury + Partners, Inc.
  • Structural Engineers: Architectural Engineers Collaborative (AEC)

Design Team

  • Design Partners: Juan Miró, FAIA LEED AP, Miguel Rivera, AIA LEED AP
  • Project Architect/Managers: Ken Jones, LEED AP
  • Team Members: Ada Corral, AIA, Sara Hadden

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Edgeland House in Austin, Texas by Bercy Chen Studio

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Article source: Bercy Chen Studio

Edgeland House is located on a rehabilitated brownfield site and is a modern re-interpretation of one of the  oldest housing typologies in North America, the Native American Pit House. The Pit House, typically sunken,  takes advantage of the earth’s mass to maintain thermal comfort throughout the year.

Image Courtesy © Paul Bardagjy

  • Architects: Bercy Chen Studio
  • Project: Edgeland House
  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Photography: Paul Bardagjy
  • Area: 1,400 sq ft
  • Year: 2012

LAKE HOUSE in Austin, Texas by Andersson-Wise Architects

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Article source: Andersson-Wise Architects

This structure, located on the steeply sloped bank of Lake Austin, is designed for downtime. A nearly mile-long path leads the visitor down the hill, over a suspension bridge constructed of individual segments strung onto cables that spans a ravine, and finally down to the boat house.

Image Courtesy © Art Gray.

W AUSTIN HOTEL + RESIDENCES with AUSTIN CITY LIMITS LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER in Austin, Texas by Andersson-Wise Architects

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Article source: Andersson-Wise Architects

Austin’s W Hotel and Residences complex is a new centerpiece for the city, occupying a prime location in the skyline framing Austin City Hall and Lady Bird Lake. Andersson-Wise Architects, of Austin, designed the building to make the most of the city’s natural environment, capturing prevailing breezes and controlling the intense sunlight to create a protectedyet open experience.

Image Courtesy © Andrew Pogue

  • Architects: Andersson-Wise Architects
  • Project: W AUSTIN HOTEL + RESIDENCES with AUSTIN CITY LIMITS LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER
  • Location: Austin, Texas, U.S.A
  • Photography: Andrew Pogue, Art Gray, Jonathan Jackson, Tom McConnell
  • Software used: Vectorworks.
  • Design Team: Arthur Andersson, Chris Wise, Catherine Craig, Leland Ulmer, Christopher Sanders, Laura McQuary, Robin Bagley Logan
  • Architect of record: BOKA Powell – Dallas, TX Emily Hoffman
  • General contractor: Austin Building Company – Austin, TX, Kasey Delz
  • Other key contractors: Custom Sheet Metal: A. Zahner & Co., Curtain Wall + Glazing: Wincon Millwork: AMI
  • Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
  • Mep engineer: JJA, Inc.
  • Landscape architect: Talley Associates – Dallas, TX
  • Lighting consultant: Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design
  • Sustainable design: Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems
  • Theater consultant: Theatre Consultants Collaborative
  • Venue interiors: Rios Clementi Hale Studios
  • Square footage: 1 million square feet
  • Site acreage: 1.8 acres
  • Building materials: cement composite panels (Swiss Pearl), aluminum + glass curtain wall system, metal plate wall panels
  • LEED rating: SILVER
  • Sustainable features: urban site, orientation to sun and prevailing breezes, utilizes City of, Austin chilled water system, high recycled content materials, low VOC, materials, high-performance glazing.
  • Floors: 37 story tower, 10 floors hotel, 21 floors residences, 3 floors podium 4 floors mechanical

TOPFER THEATRE AT ZACH in Austin, Texas by Andersson-Wise Architects

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Article source: Andersson-Wise Architects

The new Topfer Theatre at ZACH, the regional theater for Austin and Central Texas, was completed in the fall of 2012. Andersson-Wise Architects designed the building and its surrounding outdoor spaces to define a dramatic, iconic image for ZACH within the context of the city, as well as to create a performing arts campus that engages its strategic site on Lady Bird Lake. The theater’s stage fly loft, with its elegant, vertical proportion, is visible from downtown Austin, whether one is approaching from the Lamar Street Bridge by car, or from the Pfluger Bridge on foot.

Image Courtesy © Andrew Pogue

  • Architects: Andersson-Wise Architects
  • Project: TOPFER THEATRE AT ZACH
  • Location: Austin, Texas, U.S.A
  • Photography: Andrew Pogue
  • Software used: Vectorworks.

Fleck Hall St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas by Andersson-Wise Architects

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Article source: Andersson-Wise Architects

Fleck Hall, a functional, flat-topped, “concrete shoebox” efficiently built in 1958 to serve as St. Edwards University’s science building, was slated for demolition when the new John Brooks Williams Natural Science Center opened in fall 2006. But architect Arthur Andersson convinced administrators that Fleck Hall was worth saving. The main selling point: Fleck’s lasting, adaptable structure, a defined and consistent concrete grid.

Image Courtesy © Andersson-Wise Architects

Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail Restroom in Austin, Texas by Miró Rivera Architects

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Article source: Miró Rivera Architects

The Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail is a linear park of scenic trails and landscaping that follows the banks of the Colorado River in downtown Austin. Very popular among runners and bike riders, the park provides residents and visitors with a rural escape in an urban setting. The Restroom—the first public restroom built in the park in over 30 years—was built by the Town Lake Trail Foundation, a community-based non-profit organization, in partnership with the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

  • Architects: Miró Rivera Architects
  • Project: Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail Restroom
  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Photography: Paul Finkel | Piston Design, Paul Bardagjy, Miró Rivera Architects
  • Software used: AutoCAD
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