We’ve reported on this incredible box-like residence on Mockingbird in Highland Park, a home that caused some friction with neighbors thanks to its unique design and use of materials. With a building envelope you’d most often find covering a warehouse and some really innovative use of natural materials, Russell Buchanan’s “Mockingbird House” caught the eyes of AIA Dallas, which gave the home an Honor Award.
One of my favorite architects –and I have a few — is Gary Gene Olp, FAIA, LEED AP. Gary has been nominated for the Sustainable Leadership Award. Voting ends today, on Valentines Day, which seems so appropriate, so I am posting this in case you haven’t heard the good word.
If there is an occupation that defines our era, truly it is the Concierge. We need these peeps to hyper-focus on and manage compartments of our life we just don’t have time for. You’ve heard that doctors are going concierge, of course. Well, to guarantee a perfect home when you build, now you need a Home Building Concierge!
Breaking news: Gentrification is back, declares the Wall Street Journal, as it singles out Dallas’ Bishop Arts in a December 15 story chronicling the various cities and neighborhoods “coming back”, racking up serious money for brave urban pioneers.
This is the Continuum chair — a work of Italian art by Mr. Gio Ponti 50 years ago. The chair is made of rattan bent entirely by hand, then fastened with leather bindings. The chairs were made by Bonacini Pierantonio in the Como province, and vintage Continuums rarely pop up at auction. Scott+Cooner had them a few years back, maybe they do today?,
The Dallas Center For Architecture hosts some amazing open houses, allowing patrons to tour homes with unique design elements and stunning construction and giving architecture lovers access to some truly one-of-a-kind properties.
We live for the AIA Dallas Tour of Homes, and the homes featured on this year’s tour do not disappoint. We’re talking about some of the most amazing modern homes and unbelieveable renovations by innovative architects across Dallas.
Museum Tower Architect Scott Johnson Files His Response to DMN Architectural Critic Mark Lamster’s Scathing Review: Architects Respond
A few weeks ago, Dallas Morning News architectural critic, Mark Lamster, wrote a pretty scathing review of Museum Tower. No fewer than five people, all in some form of real estate, told me they thought it was “obnoxious”; a few loved it, and of course, if critics were not “obnoxious” they would not be doing their job. Lamster’s headline called Museum Tower “a classic mean girl, privileged, superficial, manipulative” :
Friday Four Hundred: Need a Reminder of Why Preservation is Important? Check Out This Beautiful Hollywood Heights Tudor
I know that sometimes, preserving historic neighborhoods and architecture can be a big ol’ pain in the butt. Just ask the folks over at Casa Linda Estates who have tried at least twice to pass an NSO (Neighborhood Stabilization Overlay) and failed. Some people say that whittling down property rights in a residential neighborhood makes it harder to sell a home. Others think that any regulation of private property puts a costly burden on homeowners.
This house kills me dead! I am already fond of Russell Buchanan‘s work. He’s the award-winning architect behind the Mockingbird Lane box house we reported on last week. If you weren’t bowled right on over by that amazing home, then this one will knock your stinking socks off!