Three siblings use this 2900sf home as a gathering point for their families. They asked that the design create a space that promotes and emphasizes connections 1) between the families, 2) to light and the surrounding landscape, and 3) to the river. Additionally, the house needed to be built on a very tight budget-- no simple feat for a site within the Guadalupe River Floodway. To achieve these demands, we focused design around standard materials, details, and components while emphasizing dramatic spatial configurations at connection points that would enhance shared moments between the...more
The Beauregard House is a transitional building, designed around ideas of salvage / revitalize / reinterpret. The transitional nature of the design allows it to serve its multiple functions of home, office, and vacation rental.
The house embraces the peace and quiet beauty of a house built in 1900—a grand structure surrounded by a lush neighborhood—even as it becomes a 21st century space in an ever more...more
Agbogbloshie Makerspace Platform (AMP) is a transnational youth-driven project to promote maker ecosystems in Africa, starting at Agbogbloshie. Our agenda is collective action: join hands to prototype tools and co-create a hybrid digital-physical platform for recycling, making, sharing and trading. We maintain that to realize an innovative future for Africa, we must start from the ground up: mining what already works for models and methods, and deploying co-design within existing communities of makers, across class, religious and tribal strata.
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This house weaves green building and contemporary design into the context of its Austin, Texas neighborhood -- on a budget. It was conceived as a framing system for the lives of those within, using a variety of implicit framing devices at different scales to create subtly distinct moments that can be experienced separately or simultaneously.
This home will finish construction in 2018. A detached outer envelope protects a 2000sf main house and 1100sf guest house inside from the natural elements; allowing the interior space of the house to operate more freely without the constraints weather barriers bring. The site sits atop rolling hills in Dripping Springs, TX, the gateway to Texas hill country.more