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Refreshed Take on the Gable Shines in Austin’s Building Boom
Toying with a conventional form, an architect designs a modern house meant for alfresco entertaining.
June 5, 2016
A Modern Renovation Connects to a Traditional Texas Town Through a Glass Wall
In a South Texas border town, a family introduces a bold aesthetic.
January 23, 2016
A Texas Couple Builds Their Cast-In-Place Concrete Dream Home
Finding inspiration in the work of Tadao Ando, a Houston couple designs the concrete house of their dreams.
August 30, 2015
Get This Room: Graphic Bedroom
Investor and developer Holden Shannon played with economies of scale to create nine row houses in Houston, Texas.
May 31, 2013
A Minimalist Pop Art Living Room in the Houston Heights
"There is a richness to simplicity, but unless you get the details right, simple can sometimes just look cheap," says Matthew Ford, one half of Shade House Development and construction firm,…
March 14, 2013
Row on 25th: Affordable Housing Development in Houston
By taking advantage of economies of scale, a Houston native and a pair of mod-minded developers team up to create nine affordable row houses in the Houston Heights.
January 11, 2013
The Shipping Muse
Shipping containers are ubiquitous in Houston, though unlike the four that make up this new home, they're usually filled with foreign goods rather than flourishing lives.
August 31, 2009
Houston, We've Solved a Problem
A bird flying over Houston, Texas, sees only a sprawling canopy of trees. It seems the perfect nesting place for creatures both avian and human alike; unfortunately, the green ends at the tree line.
January 25, 2009
Rural Texas commonly conjures visions of Stetsons, spurs, and longhorn steer, but the countryside contains more than just cowboys.
January 22, 2009
The last time Blake Trabulsi and Allison Orr had a party at their house in Austin, Texas, it lasted until 5 a.m. Observes Trabulsi: “People are so comfortable here, they never want to leave.”
January 14, 2009