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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).



 

 


allandale eating: news, OneTaco, Cabo Bob's

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Apr 02, 2018 01:02 AM
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I write a column for our neighborhood newsletter on food in the hood. Here's an upcoming review:Allandale Eating: Quick Bites! There’s always something good cookin’ in Allandale for foodies these days! Three recent (and exciting) announcements concern [...]

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allandale eating: t22 chicken joint

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Apr 02, 2018 01:07 AM
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I write a column for our neighborhood newsletter on food in the hood. Here's an upcoming review:Allandale Eating: T22 Chicken JointThe first thing I think about when I think about Nashville is country music, the Grand Ole Opry, and those price tags [...]

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dancing with architecture: sxsw 2018

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Mar 25, 2018 01:06 AM
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Forty-one bands in 41 hours over three days, including a country-western band from Austria! We heard some great music, ate some great food, and met some great people. Not having badges (and not wanting to be amidst the evening hordes anyway), we enjoyed [...]

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dancing with architecture: Santa Fe, New Mexico

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Mar 05, 2018 01:07 AM
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Last November, we travelled to Santa Fe to meet up with the bride's brother for Thanksgiving. It's always so good to return to New Mexico, a place that feels like home, and Santa Fe is just too dang photogenic.And in what's becoming (an expensive) [...]

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a message of sustainability from whirlpool

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Feb 12, 2018 01:03 AM
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I attended the Central Texas Water Conservation Symposium this past week and heard a fantastic presentation by Whirlpool's Global Sustainability Director, Ron Voglewede. Ron was full of useful and interesting information as well as exciting info on [...]

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is Austin's new central library a mighty mountain of "meh"?

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Feb 11, 2018 01:06 AM
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After an earlier, aborted attempt to see Austin's new Central Library (I forgot to put batteries in the camera...), we finally stopped in for a proper visit. Designed by the iconic Lake | Flato, the library is purported to be the most light-filled library [...]

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austin modern home tour is coming!

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Feb 08, 2018 01:06 AM
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The Austin Modern Home tour is upon us in a couple weeks on February 24th, 2018. I've included some of the juicier photos from the tour website (where you can learn more and buy tickets). The visual stunner is Abode Modern Homes' house shown above and [...]

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dancing with architecture: meow wolf in santa fe, new mexico

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Jan 29, 2018 01:06 AM
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Meow Wolf, named after the proprietors pulled random words out of a hat, is difficult to describe. On the one hand, it's a giant immersive art installation inside a former bowling alley. On the other hand, it's something of an amusement park and explorer [...]

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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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