Must Watch: Marwencol

26 July 2011, 14:25

Recently, I had the pleasure of watching this stunning documentary of artist/photographer Mark Hogancamp. The film is an intimate look inside the story of how Hogancamp got to where he is at and where he is...

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Posted by Angela Martinez


It was an enjoyable afternoon last Friday at the office as we gathered for our occasional lunch and a movie. On the marquee was a movie very few of us knew much about but were fairly familiar with the subject. The subject of the documentary…

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Posted by Angela Martinez

Film Review: Objectified

9 November 2009, 14:07

Film Review: Objectified

A couple of Fridays ago was the revival of our monthly lunch and a movie at the office. Our featured film was Objectified by Gary Hustwit, director of Helvetica. Objectified is a documentary that focuses on the design of objects...

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Review: The Thunderbird Hotel, Marfa TX

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Sigg-nificant

25 June 2009, 12:18

Plastic water bottles have been a topic of concern for many years. It’s no secret that they produce tons of waste each year with only a small percentage that actually gets recycled. According to the Container Recycling Institute, 86% of plastic water bottles used in the U.S. end up in landfills, or as litter. As much as we continue to push for recycling, the …

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Posted by Peter Ho
It isn't easy being Green: Part Two

Today we continue with our second installment, from last month, of the world turned green. Now we are not talking about being earth-friendly but this oh-so-popular shade of green that’s popping up all around us. In some instances it has...

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Posted by Angela Martinez

It isn't easy being Green

18 May 2009, 21:13

It isn't easy being Green

Pantone made an official release in early December 2008 stating that the color of 2009 would be Pantone 14-0848. What color is Pantone 14-0848? Well, it’s a yellow goldenrod sort of color ; handsome by definition. But, we...

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The Southeast Texas Rice Silo

8 May 2009, 17:54

“The Great Plains of America are vast and secret are its villages turned inward…as if time had stood still. These people were not seeking America, but escaping from Europe, and in these first wooden silos there is a memory of and obsession with architecture from different parts of central Europe. Over time the silos rose with ever greater assurance and created the landscape of the New World. In abandoning the problem of form they rediscovered architecture.”
— Aldo Rossi, Italian architect
Whether you travel on the major highways or the less bustling county roads throughout Texas, you see them. They rise out of the earth dwarfing…

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Posted by Greg Ryden, AIA

feeling the topography

14 April 2009, 21:07

feeling the topography

In an urban environment set amongst bustling highways and major thoroughfares, where natural settings have long since been paved flat, terrain is no longer the domain of nature, but requires human intent to determine the land’s purpose and provide meaning...

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Function follows form?

25 March 2009, 21:22



While it is hard to imagine adaptive reuse projects by masters such as le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe or Frank Lloyd Wright, it is not as unusual to see some of the current stars working on such typology. Examples abound: from OMA’s Prada store in New York, formerly the SoHo branch of the Guggenheim Museum to Herzog & de Meuron’s CaixaForum, a transformed…

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Posted by Fernando L. Brave, FAIA