Architectural Wonders

Urban Design Expert Leads Panel on Tiny House, Alternative Housing Movements

By Leah Shafer / March 14, 2016 / 1 Comment
Nan Ellins

The “tiny house” movement, as well as eco-villages, co-housing, and pocket neighborhoods, are some of the responses to urban growth. People living in these alternative houses are returning to a simpler way of life. These all incorporate shared amenities and social spaces, encouraging human interaction in order to nourish a deep sense of community. There’s less […]

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Iconic Midcentury Modern Mayrath House Faces Tragic Teardown, Priced at Lot Value

By Leah Shafer / February 26, 2016 / 45 Comments

For all of its progress toward becoming a world-class city, Dallas still has a lot to learn about the value of historic architecture. We are tear-down happy. The list of demolished Dallas buildings with significant historic and architectural value would go on for pages. But here are a few recent examples: The 95-year-old red brick traditional […]

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Millennial Interest In Socially Responsibe, Sustainable Design Topic of Next DAF Panel

By Leah Shafer / February 2, 2016 / 0 Comments

Millennials are a generation 68 million strong in the United States, and their interest in socially responsible and sustainable design and architecture is huge. The next Dallas Architecture Forum event is a panel discussion called The Social Initiative, focusing on this group of Americans born between 1981 and 1996. Moderated by Bob Harris, this panel will look […]

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“Die Shard II”: London Developer Nixes Renzo Piano’s Latest London Tower

By Candy Evans / February 1, 2016 / 3 Comments

As Curbed points out, 2015 was a very good year for starchitect Renzo Piano, what with the opening of the Whitney Museum and his inclusion in the final round of firms submitting for the Obama Presidential Library. Piano is, of course, the architect of our own Nasher Sculpture Center, which claims neighbor Museum Tower is threatening […]

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Making Fair Park Work: Dallas Architecture Forum Panel Addresses Historic Amenity

By Leah Shafer / January 20, 2016 / 2 Comments

One of the architectural gems in Dallas is Fair Park, a 277-acre recreational and educational complex southeast of downtown Dallas. It is home to many George Dahl-designed Art Deco buildings constructed for the Texas Centennial Exposition in 1936, and is registered as a Dallas Landmark and National Historic Landmark. But this park, home to the Texas State Fair each […]

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Grand Designs: House of the Year

By Jon Anderson / December 16, 2015 / 0 Comments

Each year the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) evaluates significant new single-family residential builds across the UK. They come up with a short-list that’s whittled down to a handful of finalists before naming their House of the Year. For UK architects, it’s the Academy Awards of architecture.

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