Texas Architect Sept/Oct 2006: Design Awards
Texas Architect is the official publication of the Texas Society of Architects, each edition features recently completed projects and other editorial content largely written by AIA members in Texas. That collective participation was the basis of Texas Architect’s recognition by the national AIA with a 2010 Institute Honor for Collaborative Achievement.
Commerce Street Townhomes project client Commerce Street Townhomes, Dallas Urban Woods architect Ron Wommack, FAIA design team contractor Ron Wommack, FAIA; John Rice Urban Woods consultants Jaster-Quintanilla & Associates, Inc. (MEP) photographer Charles Smith resources masonry units : als : MBCI; Palestine Block Co.; entrances and storefronts : Vistawall; metal materi - glazed curtainwall : The eight-unit, inner-city townhouse project is located on a long-abandoned site in a former manufacturing area east of downtown Dallas. Two industrial structures across the street had been renovated into residential dwellings, and this project forms another street wall to bring scale and intimacy to this neighborhood. The program called for each unit to include three bedrooms, two baths, and a two-car garage. The design endeavored to communicate the areaâ€™s past through material choices of concrete block, metal, and wood. The design also oriented living spaces for natural light and passive solar considerations with the living room clerestory and trellised roof deck. Vistawall; tile : Daltile; paints : Benjamin Moore 38 t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 9 / 1 0 2 0 0 6