Modest Ski Shores Lakehouse by Stuart Sampley Architect

Stuart Sampley Architect designed this simple yet stunning Ski Shores Lakehouse in Austin, Texas. Description by Stuart Sampley Architect: The spirit of traditional Texas dogtrot-style architecture is modernly refined in this modest weekend lake house. Two volumes flank a central porch that’s naturally cooled by lake breezes, capped on each end by tall, swinging gates for privacy and security, and anchored by a substantial outdoor dining table. On one side, [...]

 

Cleverly Hidden Edgeland House in Texas by Bercy Chen Studio

Architecture and urban planning firm Bercy Chen Studio designed the Edgeland House in Austin, Texas in a very interesting way. The house that appears to be hidden and split apart is a contemporary re-interpretation of an old Native American Pit House – a residence typically sunken and takes advantage of the earth’s mass to maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the year. Description by Bercy Chen Studio: Edgeland House is located [...]

 

Gorgeous Caruth Boulevard Residence in Texas by Tom Reisenbichler

The Caruth Boulevard residence in Dallas, Texas was designed by Tom Reisenbichler, Managing Director of Perkins+Will. The objective was to emphasize the entertaining lifestyle of its owner while integrating indoor and outdoor spaces. Description by the architect: In our world where many associate sustainable (green) design with a bohemian lifestyle, while others consider luxury wasteful, this house is designed to prove they are not exclusive. Integrated tightly into the large [...]

 

Foundationless House by Shipley Architects

Texas-based firm Shipley Architects designed a residential project called Like a Houseboat. Located in Urban Reserve of Dallas overlooking the light rail tracks this small and efficient house floats above the ground on 60 foot long steel beams. Photos by Charles Davis Smith | Shipley Architects

 

Places: The Narrows

A breathtakingly beautiful place in Texas Hill Country on the Hays/Blanco County line where a coral reef once thrived in land covered by an ocean that is now dry and frozen in time. The Narrows got its name from the narrow appearance of the gorge from above. The gorge widens at the water’s edge; water has eroded potholes into the rocky banks and river bottom. Springs flow from the cliffs [...]