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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.

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

JKPsleeper in Huntsville (greater Houston), Texas by Adia

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Article source: Adia

Lukas is an architectural entrepreneur who was thrust into the professional world prematurely when as a young college student he received a $10+ million investment offer for an invention, and soon after gained international recognition for his “$12,000 Green Dream Home.”

Image Courtesy © Adia

  • Architects: Adia
  • Project: JKPsleeper
  • Location: Huntsville (greater Houston), Texas
  • Design and Construction: Lukas Petrash, 2004 (age 21)
  • Client: J.K.P.
  • Completed Cost: $1,000 (labor + materials)
  • Size: 48 S.F. (4.5 M.Q.): 6’ x 8’
  • Software used: Autocad

MCDhouse in Texas by Adia

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Article source: Adia

Story: How a 22-year-old architecture student turned scraps into a sustainable paradise for a family in need.

The MCDhouse was built in cooperation with the Sustainable Builders’ Guild of Huntsville (Texas) as part of a local initiative to increase earth consciousness while providing homes for low-income families. Built to the minimum square footage allowed by law (for three residents), the house challenges the “hermetically-sealed box” mentality and sets out to prove that large enclosed homes are not necessary for comfort, functionality, and dignity.

Image Courtesy © Adia

  • Architects: Adia
  • Project: MCDhouse | The $12,000 Green Dream Home
  • Location: Texas, U.S.A
  • House Size: 484 s.f. (legal interior s.f., excl. loft); 1,214 s.f. (total usable s.f.)
  • Final Cost: $12,000, which equals $24.79/s.f. (legal s.f.), or $9.88/s.f. (total usable s.f.)
  • Applicable Codes: IRC 2003 (International Residential Code); ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act); TMCS (Texas Minimum Construction Standards); SBGH (Sustainable Builders’ Guild of Huntsville, based on localized LEED Standards)
  • Software used: autocad

Cotillion Pavilion in Dallas, Texas by Mell Lawrence Architects

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Article source: Mell Lawrence Architects 

Commissioned by the Dallas Parks Department, this new shade structure  bridges the gap between two groups of trees at a natural gathering place in the park.  The composition of steel components abstract and mimic the surrounding trees to  produce similar dappled shade.

Image Courtesy © Mell Lawrence Architects

  • Architects: Mell Lawrence Architects
  • Project: Cotillion Pavilion
  • Location: Dallas, Texas, U.S.A
  • Photography: Mell Lawrence Architects
  • Office Project Team: Mell Lawrence, AIA, Elizabeth Baird
  • Structural Design: Architectural Engineers Collaborative, Chuck Naeve, Rik Haden
  • Contractor: RoeschCo Construction
  • Landscape: Kimley Horn and Associates, Inc.
  • Software used: Vectorworks, sketchup, Kerkythea, photoshop
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