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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


Marfa Contemporary Gallery in Marfa, Texas by Elliott + Associates Architects

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Article source: Elliott + Associates Architects

Reprogram and renovate the circa 1940’s Webb Brothers Gulf Service Station/Chrysler Dealership (located at the only stop light in Marfa) to house:

• Marfa Contemporary Gallery
• Timecar (car sharing rental)
• The Pizza Foundation
• An Artist in Residence Studio

North elevation showing the new building signage in the position of the historic signage.  The gallery entrance is under the Marfa Contemporary sign, Image Courtesy © Elliott + Associates Architects

North elevation showing the new building signage in the position of the historic signage. The gallery entrance is under the Marfa Contemporary sign, Image Courtesy © Elliott + Associates Architects

  • Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects (Michelle Jameson)
  • Project: Marfa Contemporary Gallery
  • Location: Marfa, Texas
  • Software used: AutoCAD Architecture 2013, Sketchup (our firm) and 3ds MAX (Skyline Ink, our animation consultant)


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


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.


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
  • 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
  • Location: Austin, Texas, U.S.A
  • Photography: Andrew Pogue
  • Software used: Vectorworks.

Pearl Brewery in San Antonio, Texas by Lake|Flato Architects

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Article source: Lake|Flato Architects

In 1985, after 118 years of brewing along the San Antonio River, Pearl Brewery closed its doors. In 2002 planning work for the redevelopment of Pearl Brewery into a vibrant mixed-use district began. From the beginning, repurposing the existing inventory of historic building stock (450,000 square feet) was central to the transformation of the 26-acre brownfield site.

Image Courtesy © Casey Dunn + Lara Swimmer

  • Architects: Lake|Flato Architects
  • Project:  Pearl Brewery
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas
  • Photography: Casey Dunn, Lara Swimmer
  • Owner: Silver Ventures
  • Associate Architect: Durand-Hollis Rupe; RVK Architects; ford, powell & carson; WGW Architects
  • Engineer – Civil: Pape-Dawson Engineers
  • Engineer – Mechanical: Beyer Mechanical
  • Engineer – Structural: Danysh & Associates
  • General Contractor: Artistic Builders

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

adiaHouse | Low-Cost Internationally Transportable Eco- Kit Homes in Houston, Texas by Adia

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Article source: Adia

Affordable, elegant, eco-friendly homes delivered internationally—any size, any style, anywhere in the world.

Lack of affordable housing is a serious problem around the world, and it’s been Adia’s focus for almost a decade now. When our “$12,000 Green Dream Home” (MCDhouse) made international news in 2009, floods of emails came in from across the globe. It seemed to give people hope. It made young people who can barely afford to rent leap at the thought of owning their own home. It made families with children dream of healthy, all natural housing. It delighted the elderly looking for small elegant homes to down-size into in retirement. It perked political interest on multiple continents. An ultra-affordable, eco-friendly house seemed to strike a chord in everyone.

Image Courtesy © Adia

  • Architects: Adia
  • Project: adiaHouse | Low-Cost Internationally Transportable Eco- Kit Homes
  • Location: Houston, Texas,U.S.A
  • Client: Confidential
  • Cost: 30,000 euros per home (approx. $40,000)
  • Software used: Autocad
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