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Contemporary Texas Architecture

Author : E. Ashley Rooney,Joseph Adams,Kevin Alter
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2017
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0764352385

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Contemporary Texas Architecture by E. Ashley Rooney,Joseph Adams,Kevin Alter Pdf

A long-overdue book documenting a state with a growing population, this richly illustrated collection of homes displays the work of 34 Texas architects whose buildings embrace their region and place. These award-winning residences vary in style, scale, budget, and site, but they are all positioned to incorporate the Texas light, landscape, and local materials. More important, they are designed and constructed to deal with the prospect of climate change, including Texas-size hurricanes, tornadoes, heat, and drought. Readers will appreciate the regional rigor of these buildings sited on the Hill Country's arid escarpments, deep in the piney woods of East Texas, and in the insufferable heat of the southern coastal plain. Being Texas proud means being place proud, yet all of the projects showcase principles that are surprisingly universal.

Texas Modern

Author : Hannah Jenkins
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2018-10-15
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 1864708107

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- Showcases contemporary residential architecture and design across the state of Texas, by renowned America-based architects and designers - Augments Images Publishing's particularly large range of successful books on contemporary residential architecture and design - Features stunning full-color photography throughout, informative descriptions and detailed floor plans - Contextualizes with an introduction by an acclaimed expert on the profound influences of key architecture and design practitioners and the topic of building in variable environments throughout Texas Forget the Texas you thought you once knew, put aside those cattle ropin' preconceptions and make way for Texas Modern, a close look into the Lone Star State's innovative contemporary architecture and design scenes. Showcasing a stunning range of modern homes, this book will inspire best-design practice and spur on lifestyle dreams. Set out with beautiful full-color photography and laden with intricate plans and drawings, Texas Modern delves into the finer details of trending architectural styles. The exquisite kitchens, glorious living spaces, sumptuous bedrooms, luxurious bathrooms, spectacular outdoor entertaining areas, and other delightful spaces, including a private yoga studio, will have you seriously reconsidering any notion of architectural convention across this larger-than-life and totally unique American state.

Spectacular Modern Homes of Texas

Author : Jolie Carpenter Berry
Publisher : Spectacular Book
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2021-08-30
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0996424075

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Spectacular Modern Homes of Texas by Jolie Carpenter Berry Pdf

Spectacular Modern Homes of Texas is the newest installment in Signature's spectacular book series. Brimming with beautiful photography and dreamy design, this book has something for everyone's taste and style. Showcasing a wide variety of approaches to modern design, readers will get a tour inside private homes designed by Texas' top interior designers and architects. Get a first class tour inside Texas most unique and stunning homes such as a posh Austin penthouse, a vertical glass house in Dallas, and a sprawling Hill Country estate with a historic farmhouse exterior and cutting edge modern interiors. Totally unique, just like the state of Texas, this book will stir the designer in you and be a beautiful decor piece on your coffee table. You've never seen Texas look so good.

Geometry in Architecture

Author : Clovis Heimsath,Maryann Heimsath,Lisa Hardaway
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Page : 188 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2002-07-15
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0292731450

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Geometry in Architecture by Clovis Heimsath,Maryann Heimsath,Lisa Hardaway Pdf

"Geometry in Architecture, a revised edition of Pioneer Texas Buildings, juxtaposes the historic structures with works by twenty contemporary architects who are inspired by the pioneer tradition to show how seamlessly the basic geometries translate from one era to another. As in the earlier book, sketches and brief commentary by Clovis Heimsath explain how squares, triangles, and circles take shape in the cylindrical forms that comprise houses and other buildings. Then black and white photographs, the heart of the book, illustrate these geometric forms in historic and modern buildings."--BOOK JACKET.

Home, Heat, Money, God

Author : Kathryn E. O'Rourke,Ben Koush
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Page : 401 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2024-05-07
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781477328927

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Home, Heat, Money, God by Kathryn E. O'Rourke,Ben Koush Pdf

"The idea for this book came about when architectural historian Kathryn O'Rourke and architect / photographer Ben Koush collaborated on a piece on postmodern architecture for Texas Architect. The two enjoyed working together--with O'Rourke writing and Koush providing visuals--and, together with UTP, developed the framework for a similarly rich, book-length treatment of modern architecture in Texas. Conceived to be accessible to a general readership, this project explores in photographs and words approximately fifty years of Texas modern architecture, from the 1930s to the 1980s. As O'Rourke writes, "In this period, modern architecture and Texas grew and changed at an astonishing pace. The state became a significant force in national and international affairs, chiefly as a consequence of the oil industry and the presence of politically powerful Texans in Washington, D.C. Major buildings, many designed by regionally and nationally-prominent architects, followed the money in the state as the influence and image of Texas grew. Relentless ambition, a forward-looking attitude, and a strong sense of place combined to make Texans particularly receptive to modern architecture's implication of newness, its future-oriented image, and its capacity to reinterpret historical forms in novel ways." While many books on Texas architecture focus on one building type (residential architecture, courthouses, and so on), this project adopts a broader lens. A dozen chapters presented under four thematic headings explore buildings through a variety of frameworks--there are the inescapable forces of heat and money, essential functions like caregiving and government, and groupings for leisure and multi-building sites such as museums and campuses. In each of these sections, the authors present a "constellation" of buildings, with one central example and several supporting ones. So, for instance, the "God" chapter presents O'Neil Ford's Little Chapel in the Woods in Denton as its main building, alongside the Antioch Baptist Church in San Antonio and the Congregation Rodef Shalom in Waco. This sort of geographical diversity, with big cities sitting alongside smaller and lesser studied places, runs through the volume as a whole"--

Texas Modern

Author : Hannah Jenkins
Publisher : Images Publishing
Page : 251 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2017
Category : Architectural design
ISBN : 1864707313

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-Showcases contemporary residential architecture and design across the state of Texas, by renowned America-based architects and designers -Augments Images Publishing's particularly large range of successful books on contemporary residential architecture and design -Features stunning full-color photography throughout, informative descriptions and detailed floor plans -Contextualizes with an introduction by an acclaimed expert on the profound influences of key architecture and design practitioners and the topic of building in variable environments throughout Texas Forget the Texas you thought you once knew, put aside those cattle ropin' preconceptions and make way for Texas Modern, a close look into the Lone Star State's innovative contemporary architecture and design scenes. Showcasing a stunning range of modern homes, this book will inspire best-design practice and spur on lifestyle dreams. Set out with beautiful full-color photography and laden with intricate plans and drawings, Texas Modern delves into the finer details of trending architectural styles. The exquisite kitchens, glorious living spaces, sumptuous bedrooms, luxurious bathrooms, spectacular outdoor entertaining areas, and other delightful spaces, including a private yoga studio, will have you seriously reconsidering any notion of architectural convention across this larger-than-life and totally unique American state.

Texas Made/Texas Modern

Author : Helen Thompson
Publisher : The Monacelli Press, LLC
Page : 225 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2018-10-16
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781580935081

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Texas Made/Texas Modern by Helen Thompson Pdf

A compelling survey of Texas houses that draw both on the heritage of pioneer ranches and on the twentieth-century design principles of modernism. Helen Thompson and Casey Dunn, the writer/photographer team that produced the exceptionally successful Marfa Modern, join forces again to investigate Texas modernism. The juxtaposition of the sleek European forms with a gritty Texas spirit generated a unique brand of modernism that is very basic to the culture of the state today. Its roots are in the early Texas pioneer houses, whose long, low profiles express an efficiency that is basic to the modern idiom. This Texas-centric style is focused on the relationship of the house to the site, the materials it is made of--most often local stone and wood--and the way the building functions in the harsh Texas climate. Dallas architect David R. Williams was the first to combine modernism with Texas regionalism in the 1930s, and his legacy was sustained by his protégé O'Neil Ford, who practiced in San Antonio from the late 1930s until his death in the mid 1970s. Their approach is seen today in the work of Lake/Flato Architects and a new generation of designers who have emerged from that distinguished firm and continue to elegantly merge modernism with the vocabulary of the Texas ranching heritage. Twenty houses are included from across the state, with examples in major urban centers like Dallas and Austin and in suburban and rural areas, including a number in the evocative Hill Country.

Geometry in Architecture

Author : Clovis Heimsath
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Page : 188 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2010-07-05
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780292788824

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Geometry in Architecture by Clovis Heimsath Pdf

Pioneer Texas Buildings opened people's eyes when it was first published in 1968. At a time when "progress" meant tearing down the weathered houses, barns, churches, and stores built by the original settlers of Central Texas, this book taught people to see the beauty, simplicity, and order expressed in the unadorned geometric forms of early Texas buildings. It inspired the preservation and restoration of many of the remaining pioneer buildings, as well as the design of modern buildings that employ the same simple geometries. This revised edition of Pioneer Texas Buildings juxtaposes the historic structures with works by twenty contemporary architects who are inspired by the pioneer tradition to show how seamlessly the basic geometries translate from one era to another. As in the first edition, sketches and brief commentary by Clovis Heimsath explain how squares, triangles, and circles take shape in the cubic, triangular, and cylindrical forms that comprise houses and other buildings. Then black-and-white photographs, the heart of the book, illustrate these geometric forms in historic and modern buildings. The book also includes two essays in which Heimsath discusses the factors that led him and his wife Maryann to document early Texas buildings and the results in historic preservation and timeless architectural designs that have followed from their efforts.

Made in Texas: the New Modern Hb

Author : Jenkins THOMPSON
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2022-09-28
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1864709286

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Made in Texas: the New Modern Hb by Jenkins THOMPSON Pdf

- Showcases contemporary residential architecture and design across the state of Texas, by renowned Texas-based architects and designers - Features stunning full-color photography throughout, informative descriptions, and detailed floor plans - Contextualizes with an introduction by an acclaimed expert on the profound influences of key architecture and design practitioners and the topic of building in variable environments throughout Texas - A compelling group of modernist architecture with a particularly Texan flavor The Lone Star State continues its love affair with innovative and contemporary architecture and design. Showcasing a stunning range of modern homes, this book will inspire best-design practice and spur on lifestyle dreams. Set out with beautiful full-color photography and laden with intricate plans and drawings, New Texas Modern delves into the finer details of trending architectural styles. The exquisite kitchens, glorious living spaces, sumptuous bedrooms, luxurious bathrooms, spectacular outdoor entertaining areas, and other delightful spaces, are all part and parcel of the Texan residential dream. Abundant available space, a sense of Texan architectural historical vernacular, and a need to cater to the harsh Texan climate all combine together to produce gorgeous livable contemporary residences to delight the eye and the senses.

Transcending Architecture

Author : Julio Bermudez
Publisher : CUA Press
Page : 352 pages
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Release : 2015
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780813226798

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Making Houston Modern

Author : Barrie Scardino Bradley,Stephen Fox,Michelangelo Sabatino
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Page : 401 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2023-11-15
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781477329979

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Making Houston Modern by Barrie Scardino Bradley,Stephen Fox,Michelangelo Sabatino Pdf

Complex, controversial, and prolific, Howard Barnstone was a central figure in the world of twentieth-century modern architecture. Recognized as Houston’s foremost modern architect in the 1950s, Barnstone came to prominence for his designs with partner Preston M. Bolton, which transposed the rigorous and austere architectural practices of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe to the hot, steamy coastal plain of Texas. Barnstone was a man of contradictions—charming and witty but also self-centered, caustic, and abusive—who shaped new settings that were imbued, at once, with spatial calm and emotional intensity. Making Houston Modern explores the provocative architect’s life and work, not only through the lens of his architectural practice but also by delving into his personal life, class identity, and connections to the artists, critics, collectors, and museum directors who forged Houston’s distinctive culture in the postwar era. Edited by three renowned voices in the architecture world, this volume situates Barnstone within the contexts of American architecture, modernism, and Jewish culture to unravel the legacy of a charismatic personality whose imaginative work as an architect, author, teacher, and civic commentator helped redefine architecture in Texas.

Marfa Modern

Author : Helen Thompson
Publisher : The Monacelli Press, LLC
Page : 241 pages
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Release : 2016-10-25
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781580934732

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Twenty-one houses in and around Marfa, Texas, provide a glimpse at creative life and design in one of the art world’s most intriguing destinations. When Donald Judd began his Marfa project in the early 1970s, it was regarded as an idiosyncratic quest. Today, Judd is revered for his minimalist art and the stringent standards he applied to everything around him, including interiors, architecture, and furniture. The former water stop has become a mecca for artists, art pilgrims, and design aficionados drawn to the creative enclave, the permanent installations called “among the largest and most beautiful in the world,” and the austerely beautiful high-desert landscape. In keeping with Judd’s site-specific intentions, those who call Marfa home have made a choice to live in concert with their untamed, open surroundings. Marfa Modern features houses that represent unique responses to this setting—the sky, its light and sense of isolation—some that even predate Judd’s arrival. Here, conceptual artist Michael Phelan lives in a former Texaco service station with battery acid stains on the concrete floor and a twenty-foot dining table lining one wall. A chef’s modest house comes with the satisfaction of being handmade down to its side tables and bath, which expands into a private courtyard with an outdoor tub. Another artist uses the many rooms of her house, a former jail, to shift between different mediums—with Judd’s Fort D. A. Russell works always visible from her second-story sun porch. Extraordinary building costs mean that Marfa dwellers embrace a culture of frontier ingenuity and freedom from excess—salvaged metal signs become sliding doors and lengths of pipe become lighting fixtures, industrial warehouses are redesigned after the area’s white-cube galleries to create space for private or personally created art collections, and other materials are suggested by the land itself: walls are made of adobe bricks or rammed earth to form sculptural courtyards, or, in one remarkable instance, a mix of mud and brick plastered with local soils, cactus mucilage, horse manure, and straw.

Seamless

Author : Jesús Vassallo
Publisher : Park Publishing (WI)
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Release : 2016
Category : Architecture and photography
ISBN : 3038600199

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During the past fifty years, documentary photography and architecture have become increasingly interdependent, blurring the disciplinary boundary between the two. Seamless looks at the work of a new generation of European photographers and architects working together to produce images of architecture made from fragments of reality. At the same time, it investigates how shared digital technologies influence the creation of architecture and its photographic representation through images. Based on a series of interviews, Seamless discusses the collaborations between Filip Dujardin and Jan De Vylder, Philipp Schaerer and Roger Boltshauser, and Bas Princen and OFFICE Kersten Geers David van Severen. Each of the three sections is illustrated with a series in images that form parallel narratives within the book. In the concluding essay, architect Jes s Vassallo pulls together the treads of the conversations to investigate questions about the impact of digital technology on the value assigned to images, how shared technological platforms enhance the influence photographers and architects have on each other, and why they have often chosen to focus on the dirty realism of the urban spaces.

Plain Modern

Author : Malcolm Quantrill,Glenn Murcutt,Kenneth Frampton,Brian MacKay-Lyons
Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
Page : 252 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2005-07-14
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 1568984774

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Plain Modern by Malcolm Quantrill,Glenn Murcutt,Kenneth Frampton,Brian MacKay-Lyons Pdf

It's been our distinct pleasure over the past few years to publish monographs on a select group of young architects and firms whose work represents the best of contemporary design thinking while retaining a distinctive regional sensibility. The Nova-Scotian architect Brian MacKay-Lyons fits neatly into this distinguished list, which includes Marlon Blackwell in the Ozarks, Rick Joy in the Southwest, andMiller/Hull in the Northwest. Those familiar with Nova Scotia understand the austere beauty of this Canadian landscape, with its wide open skies and rugged terrain pushing up against the Atlantic. MacKay-Lyons's work responds to this unique topography and to the vernacular building traditions that define its communities. His houses, commercial buildings, and public projects combine regional forms with local materials, technologies, and building practices to create works that are linked to their environments right down to their DNA.Peaked gables, shed roofs, and sliding doors are inspired by local barn types; corrugated metal cladding comes from the buildings used by the areas fishing industry; structural wooden frames are based on local ship-building traditions. These elements communicate a sense of place that is sophisticated, accessible, and free of sentimentality. Novelist and historian Malcolm Quantrill weaves together an intimate portrait of MacKay-Lyons and his work, elucidating the "peculiar regionality" of his subject's architecture. A New Voices monograph published with The Graham Foundation.

Contemporary Mexican Design and Architecture

Author : Khristaan Villela,Ellen Bradbury,Logan Wagner
Publisher : Gibbs Smith Publishers
Page : 250 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2002
Category : Architect-designed houses
ISBN : UCSD:31822031977028

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Contemporary Mexican Design and Architecture by Khristaan Villela,Ellen Bradbury,Logan Wagner Pdf

Representative homes built by 12 architects working in Mexico are profiled with text and numerous color photographs. Modernism as well as the natural and human environment of Mexico influences all the architects profiled. Categorized under the headings colorists, personal visions, and functionalists, the profilees include Jorge Robles, Agustin, Hernandez, Abraham Zambludovksy. Isaac Broid, Carlos Santos Maldonado, and J.B. Johnson. Also included is an introductory chapter that discusses the history of Mexican design from the Aztecs to the Modernists. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR