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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).



 

 


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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graffiti walk: Houston, Texas

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Aug 20, 2017 01:06 AM
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Houston is a big ole place, so I'm sure there lots of other graffiti and mural spaces, but here is where we went, hunnert degree temps and all, to get a quick taste.If you go:Houstoniawear+where+wellthecitywithnolimitsit's not hou its [...]

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dancing with architecture: galveston, texas

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Aug 14, 2017 01:02 AM
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Yep, been here before but different night, different light, different site... Our original vacation plans were to spend a week in Newfoundland to gawk at where Leif Erikson landed and established a settlement in North America. However, traveling [...]

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our house got tagged!!!

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Aug 06, 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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pricing a build in Cloudcroft

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Aug 03, 2017 01:02 AM
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So it's time to start thinking about how much to spend on a cabin in Cloudcroft. While we bought the lot and planned to build with little regard for resale value (we plan to keep the cabin until we are incapacitated or die), it's still helpful to know [...]

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graffiti walk: Oakland, California

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Jul 31, 2017 01:06 AM
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Had an hour to burn on the way to the Oakland Airporta few weeks ago, so I stopped in downtown to see what they had wallwise. Turns out they have a lot! My first Google hit was a mural about water conservation (no joke!). Figuring that there would be [...]

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