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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).



 

 


a Wright wronged

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Jan 18, 2018 01:06 AM
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Back in 2012 we stopped in to gawk at a medical office Frank Lloyd Wright designed in Whitefish, Montana, as we were working our way to Glacier. The leasers were kind enough to show us around and tell us about the space. Unbelievably, last week, new [...]

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Baby, It's Cold Inside: Austin's Air-Conditioned Village

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Jan 15, 2018 01:06 AM
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Last weekend I attended a rather awesome event hosted by midtexmod concerning the history of a small collection of homes down the street from our house where architects, builders, and social scientists experimented with air conditioning. Remarkedly, the [...]

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dancing with architecture: iceland

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Jan 08, 2018 01:05 AM
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O my, we love the Land of Ice! This was our fourth trip, the second one over New Years. The spark for this trip was to get together an old crew that included folks from Austin, France, and Ireland and spend some quality time together. Yes, it was [...]

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grafitti walk: san diego, california

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Dec 24, 2017 01:06 AM
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I was in San Diego for bidness a few weeks ago, but was able to steal some time to walk some hoods in search of outdoor art. I was definitely rewarded for my efforts! San Diego has a program for artists to paint communication boxes across town, so [...]

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touring Schindler's Inglewood spec houses (with a side tour of chicken and waffles)

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Dec 17, 2017 01:05 AM
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Bless the MAK Center for setting up these tours of R.M. Schindler homes. This year it was three spec houses Schindler designed and built in Inglewood circa 1940 (Richard Lind, a Shindler protege, is given co-credit in some places). All three [...]

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a visit to Schindler's El Pueblo Ribera Court (and an inside tour!)

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Dec 10, 2017 01:05 AM
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So a friend of mine from Lampasas has found herself is the unbelievably fortunate spot of living in a Schindler, specifically an apartment in El Pueblo Ribera Court. A San Diego dentist commissioned R.M. Schindler to build a complex of beach-side rental [...]

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dining on daugherty: Be More Pacific--Filipino Kitchen and Bar

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Nov 29, 2017 01:02 AM
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The one, the only: Longganisa Tots!The haiku review:I will dream of youfrolicking in the rice bowl:hot banana sauce...The Philippines—in case you didn’t know—is an archipelago in Southeast Asia consisting of 7,641 islands. After being [...]

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graffiti walk: detroit, michigan

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Nov 27, 2017 01:06 AM
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Over the past few years, Detroit has put together a nice collection of street art in its Eastern Market just east of downtown. There are things to see in other parts of town, but the Market is where you can stroll about the street and be greeted by one [...]

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dancing with architecture: detroit, michigan

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Nov 20, 2017 01:06 AM
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After I announced my retirement from the state, folks asked "Are you going to take a trip?" A trip? What a splendid idea! "Sure!" I answered, "I'm gonna go to Detroit!" To a tee, the response was: "Detroit?!?! Really?!?!?"Yes: Detroit! Really!!!As [...]

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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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