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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).



 

 


dancing with architecture: Westcave Preserve, Austin, Texas

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Nov 13, 2017 01:06 AM
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From hippy hangout to nature preserve due to a Frank Lloyd Wright student, Westcave is a slice of Hill Country heaven nestled into an erosional rivulet of the Pedernales River west of Austin. Used and abused for many years by trespassing hippy [...]

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graffiti walk: seattle, washington

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Nov 06, 2017 01:06 AM
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dancing with architecture: seattle, washington

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Oct 30, 2017 01:07 AM
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I've been to Seattle before, but could only accomplish short side walks from the hotel since I was on business. I was on business on this trip, but since I was coming from Denver (instead of flying from Denver to Austin, spending the night, and then [...]

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our house got tagged!!!

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Oct 15, 2017 01:06 AM
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flores: You wanna go get a beer?me: Naw. I gotta get home.flores: What could possibly be more important than getting a beer?me: I 've got a graffiti artist coming over to tag the house.flores: What?me: I'm doing my part to lower property values in [...]

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a recent stroll through crane-heavy downtown Austin

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Oct 15, 2017 01:06 AM
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A couple weekends ago, the bride and I decided to go for a stroll along the west side of downtown to get a preview peek at the library, gawk at all the sprouting new towers, and partake of drinks and snacks at Corner. This was our old hood while we were [...]

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haiku for the book "Richard Meier" by Claudia Conforti and Marzia Marandola

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Sep 24, 2017 01:06 AM
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whiter than flat whiteand more Corbu than Corbujewels on the landscape...This is a whisper of a book about our favorite living Modern architect I picked up at Half Price. And even if he wasn't living, he would still be among our favorites. Back when the [...]

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living, and dying, at (a Modern) home

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Sep 17, 2017 01:06 AM
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image from hereGetting old is somewhat surreal. Mentally, our minds are still clicking along with the vin and vinegar of a 20-year-old (setting aside, for the moment, momentary lapses of memory), but the eyes and body are beginning their slow decline to [...]

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dancing with architecture: artesian wells and springs in Lampasas, Glen Rose, Mineral Wells, Forth Worth, and Dallas, Texas

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Sep 11, 2017 01:06 AM
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I have a photo blog over here focused on the world of watery post cards, especially artesian wells (and especially artesian wells in Texas). Along those lines, I took a few days off work to tour north Texas to find the location of the Jumbo artesian well [...]

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a partial eclipse of a modern house

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Aug 31, 2017 01:02 AM
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Not terribly impressive, but 2024 is shaping up to be [...]

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dancing with architecture: houston, texas!

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Aug 27, 2017 01:06 AM
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Houston is The Economist's wet dream, a zoning-free realm where land meets its highest purpose depending on what the market will support. Even the gentrifiers run scared, where million dollar homes are razed to make way for multi-million dollar homes and [...]

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