Texas Architect Sept/Oct 2010: Design Awards
This issue highlights the 2010 TSA Design Award winners. The eleven featured projects range from the new Lance Armstrong Foundation headquarters (LIVESTRONG) in Austin to the Pearl Stable restoration in San Antonio. Also included are articles about Galveston's historic churches restored after damage from Hurricane Ike; Austin's Arthouse renovation and expansion; and a look at risk management--the perils of substitutions. Texas Architect is the official magazine of the Texas Society of Architects/AIA.
Buzz Lofts p r o j e c t Buzz Lofts, Dallas Buzz Lofts, a live/work residential building designed by c l i e n t Dallas Buzz t. howard + associates, is sited on an urban block near a r c h i t e c t t. downtown Dallas. Sustainable, modern, and artistic howard + associates/Parmadesign d e s i g n t e a m Kevin Parma, AIA ; Todd Howard, AIA ; Michael describe the design concept for the three-story building that rests above ground-floor parking. The 49,500-sf Staten, AIA c o n t r a c t o r KWA building features minimal interiors, natural ventilation, Construction Engineering (structural); Lwanda & Com- extended overhangs, water reclamation, and sustainable pany (MEP); Macatee Engineering (civil); Hocker Design Group materials. The structure’s V-shaped roof cantilevers to (landscape) maximize shade, while directing rainwater to irrigation c o n s u l t a n t s McHale p h o t o g r a p h e r Jay cisterns. Residences open onto a shared, naturally venti- Brousseau lated breezeway, and private balconies are accessed by architectural metal work : operable overhead doors. Sustainable concepts include pre - fabricated wood joists and trusses : bamboo flooring, xeriscaped plantings, cementitious r e s o u r c e s metal materials : Change Chamber Studio; Stark Truss Company; Excel Steel; siding : James Hardie Building Products; siding, reflective single-ply roofing, and wind-powered membrane roofing : Mule-Hide Products; wood doors : BMC Select; metal energy. An electric scooter is provided to each unit for windows : Atrium Windows & Doors – Texas; tub and shower enclosures : transportation to nearby activities. RE Watson & Associates; casework : Section kitchen and bath cabinets , manufactured IKEA; kitchen appliances : GE Appliances; trash chute : B&W N o e l l e H e i n z e Sales; lighting : Lights Fantastic; water submeters : Hocutt; fire alarms : Double D Fire; wiring : 9 / 1 0 access control : Entry Technologies; phone and cable Newtek Enterprises 2 0 1 0 t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 83