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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: van horn, texas, and carlsbad, cloudcroft, socorro, and luis lopez, nm

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — May 29, 2017 01:06 AM
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Over the past half year, we've had a couple sad trips to New Mexico after the death of the bride's mother shortly after Thanksgiving last year (which is when the photo above was taken in Marathon). We made a quick trip for the funeral in December and [...]

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2017 AIA Austin design awards

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — May 25, 2017 01:03 AM
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Blue Lake Retreat by Lake|Flato Architects Image Andrew PogueSome mighty cool projects recognized by the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Here are some hilights: Clear Rock Lookout by Lemmo [...]

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we cut the cord!

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — May 21, 2017 01:03 AM
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Ahhhh: The warm comfort of the womb of cable television. ESPN, The Weather Channel, HGTV, and 543 other stations we never watch. But we all must leave the womb, enter the unbearable lightness of being, and cut the umbilical. We finally did it: We cut [...]

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dancing with architecture: big bend, marfa, alpine, and marathon, texas

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — May 21, 2017 01:06 AM
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Ahhhh: our annual trek to Far West Texas. This year we hit all the highlights, including Marfa (thrice), the Big Bend parks (national and state), Alpine, a wee bit of Marathon, and a failed attempt to gawk at the stars at McDonald Observatory.The view [...]

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from dumpster to hipster: kasita!

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — May 14, 2017 01:03 AM
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After living in a dumpster for a year, Dr. Jeff Wilson—an architecture prof at Huston Tillotson here in Austin— started a company to design small spaces for urban (or anywhere) settings. And that brings us to Kasita, the end result of bringing [...]

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dancing with architecture: llano, mason, menard, eldorado, and fort stockton texas

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — May 14, 2017 01:07 AM
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My mom, sister, and her main squeeze flew out from South Carolina to Midland-Odessa to meet me out in Alpine, Texas, for Thanksgivings this past November. The bride flew out later to El Paso to get picked up by her mom and brother coming down from [...]

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dancing with architecture: the Colorado River

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — May 07, 2017 01:09 AM
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The Colorado River flows through Texas. No, not that one out yonder: That's the other Colorado River. I'm talking about the one that starts near Amarillo, flows across the Edwards Plateau to Austin, and then creeps down the coastal plain to the Gulf of [...]

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Waller Creek Show 2016

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — May 01, 2017 01:03 AM
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Back in November, I checked out the freak show called Creek Show 2016 sponsored by the Waller Creek Conservancy with some co-workers. The Conservancy is focused on creating a chain of urban parks along the creek, especially after the diversion [...]

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Modern in; Modern out

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Apr 27, 2017 01:07 AM
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I get a newsletter from realitor.com every week or so, and the last issue was interesting because of its take on Modernism. Apparently, the millennials like Modern architecture. They like open floor plans, seamless bridging between indoor and outdoor [...]

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dancing with architecture: downtown San Francisco

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Apr 24, 2017 01:02 AM
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Way back in September I was able to steal a few hours in San Francisco to gawk about downtown. I was able to see the John Portman development (and his classic open-atrium hotel [see above]) and the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (it was only open [...]

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