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Casa di Luce in Dallas, Texas by Morrison Dilworth + Walls

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Article source: Morrison Dilworth + Walls

Casa di Luce is a single-family house located in the Turtle Creek section of Dallas and comprises 3,226 air-conditioned square feet on two levels. The house is constructed on an irregularly-shaped, 8,075 square foot site with significant topography.

The size and shape of the site, as well as the presence of grand oak tree, presented challenges that greatly influenced the design of the house and its surroundings.

Image Courtesy © Morrison Dilworth + Walls

  • Architects: Morrison Dilworth + Walls
  • Project: Casa di Luce
  • Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUp

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Vertical House in Dallas, Texas by Miró Rivera Architects

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Article source: Miró Rivera Architects 

Located on one of the few lots in Dallas elevated enough to enjoy a view of the downtown skyline, the five-story Vertical House rises dramatically above the treetops to capture views of the surrounding gardens and the skyline beyond. Characterized by clean lines, sheer glass walls, and sculptural sun shades, this sharply-detailed house offers an intriguing counterpoint to the tropical ambiance of its forest-like setting.

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

  • Architects: Miró Rivera Architects
  • Project: Vertical House
  • Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Photography: Paul Finkel | Piston Design
  • Design Team:
    • Design Partners: Juan Miró, FAIA LEED AP and Miguel Rivera, FAIA LEED AP
    • Project Architect/Manager: Ken Jones, AIA LEED AP
    • Team Members: Carina Coel, Matthew Helveston, Edward Richardson, Andrew Torres
  • Site Area: 1.4 acres (61,726 sf)

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Franklin Mountain House in Texas by hazelbaker rush

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Article source: hazelbaker rush

The Franklin Mountains extend into the north end of El Paso like a peninsula of rocky wilderness into the urban landscape of the city, rising 2500 feet above the Rio Grande river valley.  The home site is set in the foothills of the Franklins 800 feet above the city perched just above a small canyon with unobstructed views of downtown El Paso and Juarez to the south.

Image Courtesy © Casey Dunn

  • Architects: hazelbaker rush
  • Project: Franklin Mountain House
  • Location: El Paso, Texas, USA
  • Photography:  Casey Dunn,  hazelbaker rush
  • Area: 5200 sf
  • Completed: 2015

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Doyle Hall in Austin, Texas by Specht Architects

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Article source: Specht Architects

The Doyle Hall renovation and the New Classroom Addition create a campus courtyard, which is activated by the presence of a centuries-old live oak tree, a new cafe, and a year-round mix of student and faculty spaces.

Image Courtesy © Specht Architects

  • Architects: Specht Architects (Scott Specht, Louise Harpman, Sarah Gamble, Erica Quinones, Brett Wolfe)
  • Project: Doyle Hall Addition + Renovation
  • Location: St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas, USA
  • Software used: AutoCad 2008, SketchUp 6
  • Client Representative: Benz Resource Group
  • MEP Engineering: Energy Engineering Associates
  • Structural Engineering: Architectural Engineers Collaborative
  • Civil Engineering: Urban Design Group
  • Landscape Architecture: Sasaki Associates, Inc. in association with RVI Inc.
  • Contractor: VRW Construction Company
  • Project size: 33,250 sf
  • Completion: 2009
  • Awards: 2010 AIA Austin Honor Award

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San Jacinto Building in Austin, Texas by Specht Architects

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Article source: Specht Architects 

The original poured-in-place concrete warehouse in downtown Austin dates from the early 1900s and is a prime example of the type of building that once populated the warehouse district. Built alongside a once active railroad spur, the building was purchased from its original owner who had performed almost no alterations to the 1915 building. The original concrete frame and brick infill building had been in continuous use as an unconditioned storage space and suffered from what we call “benign neglect”—it hadn’t been upgraded, but it hadn’t been messed up, either.

Image Courtesy © Taggart Sorenson

  • Architects: Specht Architects (Specht Harpman)
  • Project: San Jacinto Building
  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA
  • Photography: Taggart Sorenson
  • Software used: Autocad

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Hilltop Residence in Austin, Texas by Miró Rivera Architects

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Article source: Miró Rivera Architects 

When the new owner of this 1980s house called for a complete renovation, the architects saw the opportunity to transform its dark, dated interiors while taking better advantage of the home’s spectacular location atop a promontory offering a 180-degree view of Lake Austin and the rolling hills beyond.

Image Courtesy © Rachel Kay | Applebox Imaging

  • Architects: Miró Rivera Architects
  • Project: Hilltop Residence
  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA
  • Photography: Rachel Kay | Applebox Imaging
  • Design Partners: Juan Miró, FAIA LEED AP, Miguel Rivera, FAIA LEED AP
  • Project Architect/Manager: Sara Hadden
    Design Team: Spencer Cook, Ada Corral, Beau Frail, Bud Franck, Matthew Helveston, Jason Kerensky, Shane Pavonetti, Diana Su, Leland Ulmer
  • Structural Engineer: Datum Engineers
  • Lighting: ArcLight Design
  • A/V: AVAI Ventures, Inc.
  • Interior Decorator: Rachel Mast Design
  • General Contractor: Dalgleish Construction Company
  • Area: 8,070 sf
  • Site: 8.26 acres (359,589 sf)

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Bracketed Space House in Austin, Texas by Matt Fajkus Architecture

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Article source: Matt Fajkus Architecture

Incorporating the site’s dynamic landscape into the daily life of its residents, the [Bracketed Space] House is designed as a meaningfully-framed procession through the property with nuanced natural lighting throughout. A continuous and jogging retaining wall from outside to inside embeds the structure below natural grade at the front with flush transitions at its rear facade. All indoor spaces open up to a courtyard which terraces down to the tree canopy, creating a readily visible and occupiable transitional space between man-made and nature.

Image Courtesy © Spaces & Faces Photography

Image Courtesy © Spaces & Faces Photography

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Moretti Residence in Texas by Norman D. Ward architect

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Article source: Norman D. Ward architect

An undeveloped sixty-foot wide parcel of land, extending three blocks is a result of two residential developments merging in the 1930’s. In time, houses were built on each end of the three blocks. Moretti’s house began with the purchase of one of these 60’ x 300’ lots, the only lot without an existing house.

Image Courtesy © Norman D. Ward architect

Image Courtesy © Norman D. Ward architect

 

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Huynh Residence in Cedar Hill, Texas by Norman D. Ward architect

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Article source: Norman D. Ward architect

From the street the house appears to be three, single-story connected buildings that suggest a compound. The exterior surfaces of the units are different materials and colors accentuating the tripartite design. The main volume that faces the street and houses the public areas is clad in Leuders limestone, the others in stucco, one painted cream, the other left the natural gray with a sealer. The three units are staggered and offset by 10-feet, but are unified by a standing seam metal roof. A black cypress screen sets off the front door.

Image Courtesy © Norman D. Ward architect

Image Courtesy © Norman D. Ward architect

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Dallas City Block in Texas by SLAB architecture, PLLC

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Article source: SLAB architecture, PLLC 

The World’s populations continue to migrate towards cities. In the case of our country, people are again returning downtown to live and to work. To make our future cities healthy and livable, it is imperative that urban development embrace sustainable design strategies and adopt necessary guidelines and regulations. The city block– the basic DNA of urban planning–provides the appropriate scale for intervening and speculating on the future well-being of our cities.  Sustainability, in its broadest definition, includes a range of issues from environmental technologies, lifestyles, community integration, to education and economics. Our project aims to address these essential issues and illustrate through a design proposition that sustainability can be a catalyst for both change and innovation.

Image Courtesy © SLAB architecture, PLLC

Image Courtesy © SLAB architecture, PLLC

  • Architects: SLAB architecture, PLLC
  • Project: Dallas City Block
  • Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Project Team: Jeffrey Johnson and Jill Leckner (principals); Jessica Dobkin, Aimee Duquette, Adam Koogler, Magda Wala, Sid Wichienkuer
  • Size: 661,000 SF
  • Date: 2009

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