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austin architects: a small collection of stuff bubba likes

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 23, 2012 01:04 AM
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by bubba of the bubbles ( last modified Jan 22, 2012



A local reader suggested that I show photos of the work done bylocal architects to give the out-of-towners a sense of the talent here.Excellent suggestion: We are swimming in swimmingly great work here in Austin, inpart because we have some great architects and in part because we have great folksthat want modern. Below are some of my favorite projects in and around town in no particular order. Photos are shamelessly cribbed from each respective architect’s web site.

Bercy Chen designs somefreaking fantastic houses. A lot of their stuff is ultra-modern and spacey.

Universal JointDesign Associates appears to have only done one residential build, but it’s a real neat one with a metal turtle under it.

Dick ClarkArchitecture consistently does solid (high-end) work out and about town. Theirhouses are often on AIA home tours and are detailed gorgeous.

Alterstudio Architectshas thrown up some rather inspiring and creative work around town. There’s a lot of eye candy on theirweb page (and I’ve been [legally] inside the first two shown below!)

M J Neal is/was one of my localfaves. Sadly, rumor has it he has left Austin for greener pastures (hisultra-cool home [with the red bits below] was recently on the market for a steal…). His work is ultra high end and ultramodern with nearly everything (and I mean everything) custom. The houses we've seen of his (the top two) are somewhat introverted with controlled extroversion (and my bride is not a fan...).

Cottam Hargrave isone of those architects where I reckon you have to be one of the top 0.1% to afford (or be their photographer...), but myo my what beautiful things they do. Prolly our favorite central Texas home isthat first one shown down below: a Texas version of the glass house called "The Ranch" located just north of Austin.

Pollen Architecturehas put together some neat stuff. Really like that first project down therewhere they filled the gaps in a plastic sheet with different materials to getsome great “tonal variation”.

And finally, KRDB has somestuff that really gets them two by fours to stand up straight!

Whelp, that's my list. Let me know if you think I made an egregious omission or someone else needs/deserves inclusion.




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