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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).



 

 


well, hello there, little electric car!

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Mar 25, 2017 01:03 AM
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That's right: We got an electric car! BMW had a half-price lease sale late last year on a tricked-out i3, and we dove in with the car showing up a few months later just before my mid-February birthday. The car has been a trip: very spacey and futuristic [...]

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how dat house?

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Mar 13, 2017 01:07 AM
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A reader/friend who stopped by to check out our wicking gardens in person asked "Hey! How about an update on living in the house!!!"Alrighty then!In short, the place has been and continues to be simply incredible. Not sure we could live in a [...]

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dancing with architecture: lille, france (with a side of bruges, belgium)

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Mar 06, 2017 01:07 AM
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Our main purpose to be in Lille was to visit an old friend (hello Bruno!), but we were able to stop into the Louvre satellite south of town in Lens, glovingly gawk at Robert Mallet-Stevens Villa Cavrois on the north side of town, take a Bruno-guided side [...]

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dancing with architecture: etc. in paris, france

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Feb 27, 2017 01:06 AM
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Ah, Paris. We've already posted about visiting Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye, Villa La Roche, and his apartment-studio. This post is the catch-all of streetside views of more Corbus, a Theo van Doesburg, a Robert Mallet-Stevens, the home-office for Eileen [...]

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Are we getting a Thomas Phifer in Austin?

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Feb 16, 2017 01:03 AM
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Last week, culturemap Austin reported that Thomas Phifer and Partners has been tapped to design a 5,000-person auditorium for Waterloo Park, closed for the past several years for the construction of the Waller Creek flood bypass. Phifer is known for [...]

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dancing with architecture: le corbusier's studio-apartment, paris, france (1934)

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Feb 13, 2017 01:07 AM
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Built between 1931 and 1934, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret designed and built an apartment building on the south side of Paris that included a two-story penthouse for a studio and apartment. Corbu and his wife bought the penthouse, and Corbu painted [...]

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antenora architects of Austin wins AIA award

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Feb 02, 2017 01:08 AM
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AIA will recognize Antenora Architects LLP of Austin for its reuse project in Hutto south of town called The Cotton Gin because, well, it used to be a cotton gin.  Looks like a swell place! Read more about the award [...]

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dancing with architecture: Le Corbusier's Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, France

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Jan 29, 2017 01:04 AM
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"I hand you this chapel of loyal concrete..."When the Poor Clares needed a new chapel, they reached out to Le Corbusier. Bombing during World War II destroyed the pre-existing chapel, so the nuns needed a new space to worship. Leadership in the Church saw [...]

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archiEAT: boiler nine, austin, texas

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Jan 26, 2017 01:04 AM
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This place has been on our bucket list since it opened last year. The bride, being a metallurgical engineer who works on power plants, was tickled that a restaurant opened up in one of the boiler bays at the iconic City of Austin art deco'd power plant, [...]

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dancing with architecture: a First Day hike of Kreische's brewery in La Grange, Texas

by bubba of the bubbles (noreply@blogger.com) from austin cubed  (build blog) — Jan 23, 2017 01:07 AM
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Since we seem to be past our party-hardy-until-past-3am-and-then-puke-in-the-nieghbor's-yard phase of our lives, we've started a new tradition of going on a First Day Hike on New Year's Day. This year brought us to the Monument Hill/Kreische Brewery State [...]

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