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Lakeway Residence in Texas by Clark | Richardson Architects

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Article source: Clark | Richardson Architects

The Lakeway Residence is a contemporary luxury home located in Lakeway, Texas, nestled in the rolling Central Texas Hill Country. This 4 bedroom, 4 bath residence is positioned on a gently sloping site oriented toward distant views that emerge as the treetops descend down the hillside. The double courtyard parti frames outdoor spaces both to the North and South of the residence. To the North, a drive court allows ample space for vehicular access while setting the main entry and massing off as a composition. Passing through the foyer, the high-ceiling living room opens West to a formal dining area and gourmet kitchen on an axis transverse to the courtyard parti. Continuing to the South, 10’ double sliding glass doors open softly to a large pool deck wrapped by the main spaces of the first floor. The long open floor plan, tall ceilings with ample glazing, and the courtyard parti all work in harmony with passive solar principles and prevailing breezes to allow for an efficient green design.

Image Courtesy © Piston Design and Paul Finkel

  • Architects: Clark | Richardson Architects
  • Project: Lakeway Residence
  • Location: Lakeway, Texas, USA
  • Photography: Piston Design, Paul Finkel
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp Pro, Maxwell Render
  • Landscape Design: Yarrow Landscaping
  • Project Team: Edward Richardson AIA, April Clark AIA, John Vesel
  • Builder: Peak Design Build LLC, Todd Fletcher
  • Project Area: 4370 Conditioned SF

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SXSW Center in Austin, Texas by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Construction is under way on SXSW Center, the new headquarters of South by Southwest, the Austin-based company that produces the annual SXSW music, film, and interactive festival. Designed by the architectural firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, the 13-story, 280,000-square-foot complex will consolidate the company’s various campuses and promote creative collaboration between SXSW and its partner organizations.

Image Courtesy © CZ Properties

  • Architects: Cobb Freed & Partners Architects
  • Project: SXSW Center
  • Location: 1400 Lavaca Street, in downtown Austin, Texas, USA
  • Photography: CZ Properties
  • Client: CZ Properties
  • Lead Designer: Yvonne Szeto of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
  • Landscape Architect: dwg.
  • Architect of Record: Gensler

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Unveils RealPage Headquarters in Dallas, Texas by HGA San Francisco

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Article source: v2com

HGA San Francisco, one of San Francisco’s premier full-service architecture firms specializing in workplace environments, is pleased to announce its completion of RealPage Dallas. Considered the nation’s leading property-management software company, RealPage has experienced exponential growth since launching in 1998. In response, the fast-growing company consolidated its Dallas, Texas headquarters—previously composed of four disparate locations—under one 400,000 square-foot roof.

The RealPage headquarters main lobby features a double helix staircase – a unifying element that visually and physically connects the building’s four floors, Image Courtesy © Benny Chan Photography

  • Architects: HGA San Francisco
  • Project: Unveils RealPage Headquarters
  • Location: Dallas, Texas, United States
  • Photography: Benny Chan Photography
  • Software used: Revit
  • Contractor: Structure Tone Southwest, Inc. (Low-rise); Scott and Reid (High-rise)

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Skycrown Terraces in Austin, Texas by Bercy Chen Studio

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Article source: Chen Studio

Sky Crown Terraces are two identical and adjacent houses designed and built by Bercy Chen Studio in Austin, Texas. The monolithic form, courtyards, and habitable flat roofs evoke the vernacular of the American Southwest interpreted by Modernism. Inspired by the sculpture of Michael Heizer, Eduardo Chillida, and Jorge Yazpik, the strategy of volumetric subtraction enhances the materiality of the basic conception of the houses as stucco boxes crowned by steel panels. The consequentiality of the vernacular together with the elegance of orthogonal abstraction clad in nakedly simple materials do nothing to distract from the peculiar delights of the understated landscape and raw climate of the Texas Hill Country.

Image Courtesy © Bercy Chen Studio

  • Architects: Bercy Chen Studio
  • Project: Skycrown Terraces
  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA

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Native Hostel, Bar & Kitchen in Texas by un.box studio

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Article source: un.box studio

The Native Hostel, Bar & Kitchen is a boutique hostel, bar, cafe, and event space designed for the epicurean traveller and locals alike. It is nestled in an existing 2-story late 1800’s stone building and a mid-century brick warehouse right in the middle of the upcoming transit-oriented development adjacent to downtown.

Image Courtesy © Chase Daniel

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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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