(Preview) Texas Architect May/June 2014: Water
Exceptional craft and a relationship with water characterize all of the projects in this issue. Water is a scarce commodity in Texas, and with the continuation of the relentless drought conditions across the state, water conservation and energy efficiency are increasingly important. The featured projects include examples of the seamless integration of high-tech mechanicals and well designed spaces.
A restored dance pavilion on the Gulf Coast and the new landscape of a mid-century home designed by O’Neil Ford in San Antonio make up our discussion on rehabilitation. Both projects were executed with extreme care, respecting the buildings’ historic fabric and contexts. They are also both successful examples of how the old and new can coexist. PHOTO BY SHAU LIN HON. Rehabilitation 72 A Coastal Bend Reinvention Sylvan Beach Pavilion, La Porte 76 Water’s Edge Rockridge Gardens, San Antonio Kirksey Architecture Tobin Smith Architect Ben Koush Candid Rogers, AIA 5/6 2014 Texas Architect 71