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Kirby Towers in Houston, Texas by Cisneros Design Studio Architects, LLC

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Article source: Cisneros Design Studio Architects, LLC

This 60s era office complex is located in Houston’s Upper Kirby District – an area which is quickly transforming into a trendy neighborhood and shopping district. The project consisted of the major renovation of the façade and two parking garages, new building lighting, and new exterior street signage.

Image Courtesy © Cisneros Design Studio Architects, LLC

Image Courtesy © Cisneros Design Studio Architects, LLC

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Houston Library and Exhibition Complex in Texas by MA2

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Article source: MA2

The Houston Library and Exhibition Complex is the second installment in the initiation of dynamic architectural proposals for Houston, Texas and the greater development of ideas for American cities. The design functions along multiple trajectories of display corridors and library storage to interpolate exhibition with an expanded book collection for international reading and research. By having a series of harmonic manifolds of book collection space and the mixing of programmatic function for exhibition, it generates a dynamical system of flowing conditions which manifests with moments of extrapolation within the tectonic massing and circulation. Within the radiating tectonic corridors there is also included smaller botanical gardens which resonates with the surrounding landscape development as well, serving the community with a robust flower display and plaza.

Image Courtesy © MA2

Image Courtesy © MA2

  • Architects: MA2
  • Project: Houston Library and Exhibition Complex
  • Location: Houston, Texas, US

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Texas Exes Alumni Center in Austin by Miro Rivera Architects

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Article source: Miro Rivera Architects 

The addition and renovation of the Texas Exes Alumni Center represents a significant expansion to the 1980s facility, designed by Charles Moore and Richard Dodge. The project complements the architectural sensibilities of the existing building with an updated material sensibility on the interior while taking advantage of the unique siting of the alumni center in relation to both the Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium to the east and Shoal Creek to the west, as well as creating a strong connection to the adjacent Texas Cowboys Pavilion, also designed by Miró Rivera Architects.

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

  • Architects: Miro Rivera Architects
  • Project: Texas Exes Alumni Center
  • Location: 2110 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, Texas, US
  • Photography: Paul Finkel | Piston Design
  • Client: Texas Exes Alumni Association
  • Design Partners: Juan Miró, FAIA LEED AP, Miguel Rivera, AIA LEED AP
  • Project Architect/Manager: Edward Richardson
  • Team Members: Carina Coel, Bud Franck, Clayton Fry, Leland Ulmer
  • Height: 2 floors, 26′-4″
  • Area: 10,390 sf
  • Site: 0.4 acres (19,056 sf)
  • Code Occupancy: A2 3,994 sf), B (1,000 sf), F1 (938 sf), S1 (885 sf)

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Khabele Elementary Expansion in Austin, Texas by Derrington Building Studio

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

Article source: Derrington Building Studio

In 2013, the Khabele School purchased a 4-acre property with an existing daycare facility to expand their rapidly growing elementary program. In the school’s initial meeting with Derrington Building Studio principal, Tim Derrington, their directive was simple—design the campus as “a village in the forest.” The school’s limited budget and tight schedule, along with the site’s sensitive environmental restrictions, posed unique challenges.

Each teacher arranged their classroom in different ways, and broke each classroom into subzones that could not have been predicted, Image Courtesy © Peter Molick Photography

Each teacher arranged their classroom in different ways, and broke each classroom into subzones that could not have been predicted, Image Courtesy © Peter Molick Photography

  • Architects: Derrington Building Studio
  • Project: Khabele Elementary Expansion
  • Location: Austin, Texas, US
  • Photography: Peter Molick Photography
  • Software used: Vectorworks, SketchUp
  • General Contractor
: American Constructors
  • Civil Engineer
: Thompson Land Engineering
  • Total SF
: 3432
  • MEP Engineer
: EEA Consulting Engineers
  • Year: 2015

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Annie Residence in AUSTIN, TEXAS by Bercy Chen Studio

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Article source: Bercy Chen Studio

The house is located in south austin on a small infill lot.  it was built for two families and therefore is split into two living areas.  the house consists of two pavilions connected by a glass hallway.

Image Courtesy © Mike Osborne

Image Courtesy © Mike Osborne

  • Architects: Bercy Chen Studio
  • Project: Annie Residence
  • Location: AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA
  • Photography: Mike Osborne, Joseph Pettyjohn
  • PROGRAM: 2 BEDROOM, 2 1/2 BATH SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE
  • STATUS: COMPLETED 2003

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Ranch Operations in Hill Country, Texas by Miró Rivera Architects

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Article source: Miró Rivera Architects 

The Ranch Operations buildings presented an opportunity to explore the juxtaposition of simple utilitarian structures against the Hill Country landscape. Designed with a common 16’ module, the structural layout for the three buildings is identical, leaving manipulation of the skin system as the primary vehicle for meeting the programmatic needs for the project. These needs include office space and a shop, maintenance vehicle storage as well as general storage.

 Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

  • Architects: Miró Rivera Architects 
  • Project: Ranch Operations
  • Location: Hill Country, Texas, US
  • Photography: Paul Finkel | Piston Design
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Client: Withheld at Owner’s Request
  • Design Team: Juan Miró, FAIA LEED AP, Miguel Rivera, FAIA LEED AP
  • Project Architect/Manager: Aaron Hunt
  • Height: 2 floors, 21′-8″
  • Area: 10,255 sf

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Woodland Residences in Austin, TX by Derrington Building Studio

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Article source: Derrington Building Studio

WDLD_Project Description

Woodland is a small residential community nestled among a grove of large trees in a neighborhood that is just minutes outside of downtown Austin, Texas.  The development started with a simple program of four houses, but quickly became complex through the site’s general conditions and restrictions. Unusual property lines, a steep bluff, and an abundance of old-growth trees squeezed the buildable area for the project. This, in turn, presented privacy and view concerns given the close proximity of each house to the surrounding trees, as well as one other. Along with these issues, permitting violations from a previous owner had to be overcome.

In working with a limited budget and economical materials, we placed extra attention on massing and fenestration. This particular house is 850 square feet of living space and includes two bedrooms and one and half baths. Simplicity of form with dynamic elements and limited use of color creates an impactful form without being overly dramatic. , Image Courtesy © Craig Washburn

In working with a limited budget and economical materials, we placed extra attention on massing and fenestration. This particular house is 850 square feet of living space and includes two bedrooms and one and half baths. Simplicity of form with dynamic elements and limited use of color creates an impactful form without being overly dramatic. , Image Courtesy © Craig Washburn

  • Architects: Derrington Building Studio 
  • Project: Woodland Residences
  • Location: Austin, TX, US
  • Photography: Craig Washburn
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Developer/Design Director: George Blume of GHB3
  • Engineer: JM Structural
  • Landscape Designer: Casey Boyter
  • Contractor: GreenTex Builder
  • Construction Manager: William Hodge
  • Total SF: 6514 total sf; House 1 – 1102, House 2 – 2084, House 3 – 1102, House 4 – 2226
  • Year: 2015

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Rollingwood Residence in Austin, Texas by Chioco Design

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Article source: Chioco Design

Image Courtesy © Casey Dunn Photography

Image Courtesy © Casey Dunn Photography

  • Architects: Chioco Design
  • Project: Rollingwood Residence
  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA
  • Photography: Casey Dunn Photography
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Sketchup
  • Square Footage: 3,780
  • Comments/Background: New Construction
  • Completed: 2012

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Downtown development scheme for Houston, Texas by MA2

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Article source: MA2

In the ongoing discussions concerning the renovation of American cities and new developments for both business and culture, the current proposal is an intervention in the reshaping of Houston, Texas’ downtown area.

Image Courtesy © MA2

Image Courtesy © MA2

  • Architects: MA2
  • Project: Downtown development scheme
  • Location: Houston, Texas, US State

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Oficinas Corporativas Clover in Texas by ART Arquitectos / ART a & id LLC

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Article source: ART Arquitectos / ART a & id LLC

The offices for Clover Corporate were designed for a company dedicated to the logistics of freight transport. The different departments are connected according to the relation between them and located on the head of a big warehouse in a very narrow and large area.

Image Courtesy © ART Arquitectos /ART a & id LLC

Image Courtesy © ART Arquitectos /ART a & id LLC

  • Architects: ART Arquitectos / ART a & id LLC
  • Project: Oficinas Corporativas Clover
  • Location: Texas, United States
  • 2013
  • Completed: 2014

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