Clayton & Little carefully updates mid-century Balcones Residence in Austin

Original brickwork, mahogany panelling and a new guest casita are featured in this 1950s Texas dwelling that has been meticulously renovated by local studio Clayton & Little. The Balcones Residence was originally designed by Roland Roessner, a University of Texas professor and prominent architect of modern-style homes. The brick dwelling sits adjacent to an historic […]

Vilius Vizgaudis reimagines Texan city as “capital of sustainable living”

Bartlett graduate Vilius Vizgaudis has reimagined Paris, Texas, as a sustainable city in a bid to entice president Donald Trump to rejoin the Paris Agreement. Named The Gift, the conceptual masterplan proposes transforming the city of Paris in Texas into an eco-friendly metropolis based on the “symbolic value of Paris as a world capital in climate […]

OMA to transform Houston post office into entertainment complex

OMA New York is turning a historic post office in Houston, Texas into a complex featuring arts and music venues, workspaces and “one of the world’s largest rooftop parks and farms”. The New York outpost of architecture firm OMA plans to overhaul the city’s Barbara Jordan Post Office at 401 Franklin Street into a mixed-use […]

OMA uses array of colours and materials for Dior retrospective at Dallas art museum

Hundreds of haute couture garments created by the House of Dior in the past 70 years are presented in a sweeping exhibition in Dallas designed by OMA partner Shohei Shigematsu. The exhibition, Dior: From Paris to the World, traces the evolution of the French fashion house from its founding in the 1940s to the present […]

Big glass box brings light into Olson Kundig’s Comedor restaurant in Austin

Hand cranks are used to lift up huge glass doors that open to a courtyard in this Mexican restaurant, which Seattle firm Olson Kundig has completed in downtown Austin. Olson Kundig designed the 4,700-square-foot (437-square-metre) Comedor restaurant for a corner plot in Austin’s business district. The aim was to create both a commanding presence in the city and offer […]

David Adjaye completes Ruby City art centre in Texas

New photos of British architect David Adjaye’s contemporary art centre in San Antonio, Texas, show that construction on the angular crimson building has completed. Ruby City is a new art museum in the Texas city designed by Adjaye Associates in collaboration with local firm Alamo Architects. The new photographs, released today, capture the 14,000 square […]

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