We’re pleased to announce that our Sangre de Cristo House has won a 2020 design award from the Texas Society of Architects. This award honors architectural work of all scales, and we’re thrilled that our project was one of the few private residences to have been selected.
If you’d like to take a look at all the terrific winning projects, you can see them at the TxA site here.
Our newly-completed Preston Hollow Residence was selected as one of 2020’s “Record Houses” by Architectural Record Magazine. This is quite an honor, as only seven houses are selected each year in all of North America.
Architectural Record has been published since 1891, and is the primary documentary record of the architectural profession. You can see the article here.
The Preston Holllow Residence was also featured in a Wall Street Journal article about “New Brutalism” which you can see here.
We’re thrilled to announce that three of our projects just received Design Awards from the American Institute of Architects. The Sangre de Cristo House, Carpenter Hotel, and Casa Xixim were featured at the awards ceremony in Austin, with Casa Xixim receiving additional recognition for excellence in sustainability. We want to thank our great clients and our amazing team for making this happen!
The Carpenter Hotel in Austin was just named one of the “best new hotels in the world” by Travel and Leisure Magazine. It’s a very “Austin” place – an assemblage of new and old buildings that is centered around a renovated 1949 Carpenter’s Union hall and surrounded by heritage pecan trees. Take a look here: https://www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/it-list-the-best-new-hotels#austin-texas-hotel
We’re proud to be a recent recipient of an A-list award from @home magaizine. This award is given to outstanding achievements in architecture and design in Connecticut, and we won for the design of our New Canaan House. We’ll post a link to the awards articles as soon as they are available.
We’ve updated and improved the original zeroHouse! It’s now larger and more appropriate for full-time occupancy, yet still retains its iconic design and wide variety of sustainability options. This all-new zeroHouse Model 3 defines the future of comfortable compact living.
We are currently developing several zeroHouse Model 3 versions for sites in Austin, Texas, but would love to customize one for your property. Please feel free to contact us for more information.
Here’s an early rendering of our new C-Frame house in Fort Worth, TX. This C-Frame home was designed with deeply shaded terraces to minimize direct sun within the interior, while allowing for a lot of covered outdoor living space. The house is cantilevered over, and opens out onto a beautiful rolling meadow and a stream below.
The big machines are out this week at the site of our Carpenter Hotel. Pier drilling has started, and these augers are boring out 36″ wide, 60′ deep holes that will soon be filled with steel and concrete. The Carpenter will feature a new four-story hotel, as well as a restaurant complex in an adjacent 1940’s-era Carpenter’s Union hall that is being renovated. The new architecture has been designed to complement the utilitarian but elegant character of the original building. We’re looking forward to seeing it take shape!
We’ve just received design approval for this dynamic new home in Dallas, and will start construction in a few months. The house features a very private street-facing facade clad in hand-made Roman brick, and a bright, open, double-height interior with 20’ceilings in the main living spaces. We’ll post more renderings of the design soon.
Our Preston Hollow house in Dallas is progressing nicely. It features a custom-corrugated concrete wall that will be almost 14′ high and 225′ long when complete. The test sample of the concrete patterning was just unveiled and looks exactly like we’d hoped. If you’d like to see some renderings of the finished house, you can find them here: http://spechtarchitects.com/work/preston-hollow-residenceunder-construction/