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by Marshall Mayer last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:39 AM
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These blogs are about the process of actually building a modern, sustainable home (or renovating a home if a building permit is required).



 

 


Are we getting a Thomas Phifer in Austin?

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Feb 16, 2017 01:03 AM
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Last week, culturemap Austin reported that Thomas Phifer and Partners has been tapped to design a 5,000-person auditorium for Waterloo Park, closed for the past several years for the construction of the Waller Creek flood bypass. Phifer is known for [...]

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dancing with architecture: le corbusier's studio-apartment, paris, france (1934)

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Feb 13, 2017 01:07 AM
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Built between 1931 and 1934, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret designed and built an apartment building on the south side of Paris that included a two-story penthouse for a studio and apartment. Corbu and his wife bought the penthouse, and Corbu painted [...]

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antenora architects of Austin wins AIA award

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Feb 02, 2017 01:08 AM
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AIA will recognize Antenora Architects LLP of Austin for its reuse project in Hutto south of town called The Cotton Gin because, well, it used to be a cotton gin.  Looks like a swell place! Read more about the award [...]

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dancing with architecture: Le Corbusier's Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, France

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Jan 29, 2017 01:04 AM
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"I hand you this chapel of loyal concrete..."When the Poor Clares needed a new chapel, they reached out to Le Corbusier. Bombing during World War II destroyed the pre-existing chapel, so the nuns needed a new space to worship. Leadership in the Church saw [...]

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archiEAT: boiler nine, austin, texas

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Jan 26, 2017 01:04 AM
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This place has been on our bucket list since it opened last year. The bride, being a metallurgical engineer who works on power plants, was tickled that a restaurant opened up in one of the boiler bays at the iconic City of Austin art deco'd power plant, [...]

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dancing with architecture: a First Day hike of Kreische's brewery in La Grange, Texas

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Jan 23, 2017 01:07 AM
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Since we seem to be past our party-hardy-until-past-3am-and-then-puke-in-the-nieghbor's-yard phase of our lives, we've started a new tradition of going on a First Day Hike on New Year's Day. This year brought us to the Monument Hill/Kreische Brewery State [...]

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is Wright the wrong man for Bandera?

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Jan 19, 2017 01:07 AM
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There's a wee bit of controversy in Bandera, Texas, and it concerns Frank Lloyd Wright.The Flying L Guest Ranch outside of Bandera sports some modest but nifty mid-century modern architecture that uniquely accommodated visitors flying in to partake of the [...]

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lawrence halprin show at the national building museum in washington dc

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Jan 17, 2017 01:04 AM
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Heritage Park in Fort Worth (source)Lawrence Halprin, he of the beautifully Brutalist Heritage Park in Fort Worth, has a retrospective at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. through April 16, 2017. Halprin also designed the entry sequence to [...]

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dancing with architecture: van Doesburg's Cafe l'Aubette in Strasbourg, France

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Jan 16, 2017 01:04 AM
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When first entering Place Kleber, a large plaza in the center of Strasbourg, there is nothing to suggest that a vivid de Stijl masterpiece lurks behind the Baroque facade of l'Aubette, a long brownstone building designed in 1767 by Francois Blondel (aka [...]

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cold (but warm in the sunshine)

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Jan 10, 2017 01:04 AM
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It's been a wee bit nippy this past weekend, even freezing the pond and restricting the doves to huddles on a tree branch outside our shamefully dirty bathroom window. Cozy inside though, especially when the sun shines through in the [...]

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