(Photo: Leonid Furmansky. baldridgeARCHITECTS 2016 AIA Austin Homes Tour) Admit it: aren’t you just a little bit curious as to how houses are selected for certain home tours? We are, so with the upcoming Annual AIA Austin Homes Tour 2016 (tickets go on sale September 15), we thought we’d ask…. First of all, there’s a committee of about thirty or more people. Anyone can … [Read more...]
People, happenings, and things spotted around Austin, Texas.
Graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture degree with Highest Honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992, David Webber founded Webber + Studio Architects in 1997. David’s distinct perspective has resulted in his award-winning work appearing in more than 70 local, national and international publications. An active member of the AIA, David frequently participates as a … [Read more...]
With the idea that a restaurant might be something as simply defined as tables, chairs, a kitchen, a chef, utensils and food that has been prepared for the table, what makes it modern? Is it the food or the space the restaurant occupies or the architecture? One might think that with the concentration of modern residential architecture in Austin modern restaurants … [Read more...]
The first in a series of articles on Austin's custom furniture designers, craftsmen, and makers. Take two men. One trained as a mechanical engineer. The other trained as an electrical engineer. Fast forward and meet two modern craftsmen. Ask Olivier Boudou for the takeaway from his years in training as a mechanical engineer in France and he’ll tell you two things. “I … [Read more...]
(Vertical House Miró Rivera Architects. Photo: Juan Miró) Miró Rivera Architects is an internationally recognized practice that blurs art and architecture in design approach. Principal Juan Miró was born in Barcelona where he obtained his professional degree, before earning a Fulbright Scholarship to complete a post-professional Master’s degree at Yale University. Juan worked … [Read more...]
Kevin Alter is an architect, a writer, and a professor. While actively engaged in professional practice as a partner of Alterstudio Architecture Kevin is also the Sid W. Richardson Centennial Professor of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin where he served as Academic Director for Architecture Programs and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs from 2001--2004. … [Read more...]