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.
texas architect 9 / 10 2 010 83 project Buzz Lofts, Dallas client Dallas Buzz architect t. howard + associates/Parmadesign design team Kevin Parma, AIA; Todd Howard, AIA; Michael Staten, AIA contractor KWA Construction consultants McHale Engineering (structural); Lwanda & Com- pany (MEP); Macatee Engineering (civil); Hocker Design Group (landscape) photographer Jay Brousseau resources metal materials : Excel Steel; architectural metal work : Change Chamber Studio; pre - fabricated wood joists and trusses : Stark Truss Company; siding : James Hardie Building Products; membrane roofing : Mule-Hide Products; wood doors : BMC Select; metal windows : Atrium Windows & Doors – Texas; tub and shower enclosures : RE Watson & Associates; kitchen and bath cabinets , manufactured casework : IKEA; kitchen appliances : GE Appliances; trash chute : B&W Sales; lighting : Lights Fantastic; water submeters : Hocutt; fire alarms : Double D Fire; access control : Entry Technologies; phone and cable wiring : Newtek Enterprises Buzz Lofts, a live/work residential building designed by t. howard + associates, is sited on an urban block near downtown Dallas. sustainable, modern, and artistic describe the design concept for the three-story building that rests above ground-floor parking. the 49,500-sf building features minimal interiors, natural ventilation, extended overhangs, water reclamation, and sustainable materials. the structure’s V-shaped roof cantilevers to maximize shade, while directing rainwater to irrigation cisterns. residences open onto a shared, naturally venti- lated breezeway, and private balconies are accessed by operable overhead doors. sustainable concepts include bamboo flooring, xeriscaped plantings, cementitious siding, reflective single-ply roofing, and wind-powered energy. an electric scooter is provided to each unit for transportation to nearby activities. Noelle HeiNze Buzz Lofts section