If you ask 8 people the same question, you’ll hear 8 different answers. Right? Ask 8 different architects and designers if there’s an Austin “vernacular”, and the answers might surprise you. It's a valid question, asked out of curiosity about the existence of a distinctive style of architecture, in a city where contemporary structures flex their muscles in neighborhoods of … [Read more...]
Editorial insights and notable design trends in Austin, Texas.
Urban landscape architecture is Daniel Woodroffe’s passion. “Did you know,” he tells Modern Austin, “that Austin’s parks and open spaces have more open space per capita than most US cities but that as a city we spend $67.00 per resident, per year, on our parks in Austin. We rank lower than Lubbock and as a comparison, it is likely you spend $60.00 on coffee. Each month. This … [Read more...]
If you moved to Austin from one of the contiguous 49 states, or from anywhere else in the world for that matter, you may have encountered a building style referred to as “Hill Country”. And it may be puzzling. Hill Country architecture has nothing to do with “warm Tuscan style” or “French Country rustic.” It is not defined by the presence in the home plans of a seamed metal … [Read more...]