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...]
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(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...]
Visitors to Austin tend to flock to the city’s best-known music venues, its festivals and food trucks with eating and drinking and listening to music rating high on the list of must-dos. But for the citizens of Austin, and its visitors, the city has more options for cultural experience including theater, the arts, religious and spiritual centers contained in modern, … [Read more...]
June 2, 2016 at 6pm. This is a FREE event that we hope you'll attend. From AIA Austin: "Join Mid Tex Mod on June 2nd for Mid-Century for the 21st Century! This program will feature Austin-based architects discussing recent renovations of historic mid-century homes from both the design and construction perspectives. Speakers include David Webber, AIA, … [Read more...]