This Friday we are painting the town with light! Using a team of people and handheld light sources to illuminate architecture can result in some amazing images, so you definitely won’t want to miss this workshop. Check out our highlight story for more info, or click the link in our bio to RSVP. • Friday, March 23, 6-7:30pm • #💡 #utsoa#lightpainting
NYC Seminar ‘18 in Brooklyn! Here we explore career opportunities a bit outside the conventional architectural design track. Whether it’s @brooklynfoundry ’s digital media work for firms like OMA, BIG, and SO-IL, or @situ_nyc ’s research and forensics work for human rights groups— both require the creative problem solving skills #utsoa students obtain throughout their education. Pictured here: students visit with alum @johnszot at Brooklyn Digital Foundry and tour SITU Studio’s fabrication facilities. #texasarchitecture#utsoacareers#architecture#design#fabrication#digitalmedia
A grand start to/Un gran comienzo a #lpconference2018
It’s amazing to see 10 years of community collaboration while standing next to the many wonderful community and organization participants who made the work possible./ Es increíble a ver diez años de colaboración comunitaria con las mismas colaboradores comunitarias y organizacionales que se posibilitó el trabajo. #participatoryplanning#utsoa
Can drought be redefined to be appreciated as a thing of beauty in times of deficiency? | “We’re trying to get people to appreciate the beauty of drought and appreciate brown. It’s a gorgeous color. Golden colors. We just appreciate that there are seasons when things look a little haggard, just like me. It’s just like part of life. We need to come up with a new kind of beauty that people can have — a resilient, tough landscape that has a harsh beauty unique to its region.” -Christy Ten Eyck (also, this quote from an article is my favorite from her 😂)
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RISK Studio Project 2 - FLOOD ATX. A Cartographic Study of Flooding in Austin, Texas. Our proposal looked at increasing urban/neighborhood/park connectivity and creating a series of green tendrils that address water management and ecological engagement by incorporating pedestrian trails, riparian zones and native Texas vegetation, in addition to imagining increased urban density. Spring Break here we come!
After a few decades of existence, towns in New Spain were asked by the king to provide “pinturas” of their environs. Each town’s interpretation of this edict was different. The #bensonlibrary at UT has a huge collection of them
Appreciating the subtleties of our Goldsmith Loggia on this fine Spring day. “Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river... slipping slowly away... beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.”- A.A. Milne
In memory of Kent S. Butler. Professor and Associate Dean at the UTSOA. Designer unknown to me.
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This quartzite from Quarra Stone has a shimmery quality attributed to its composition of silver mica and quartz. The stone is compact and frost-resistant, making it durable enough for exterior application in even the harshest of winter conditions.
Quarried in the Swiss Alps, the material is a metamorphic rock available in a range of colors and natural patterns. "Vals" quartzite is prominently featured in Pritzker-Prize winner Peter Zumthor's Therme Vals in Switzerland, where it was locally sourced.
Visit the product at the Materials Lab, or find it on our Collection Database. #materialoftheweek#utsoa#quartz
#flashbackfriday to our field trip to the Harvest Lumber Company. During the tour, students marveled at the dining room table made from repurposed wood.
The company partners with the City of Austin Urban Forestry team to ensure cutdown trees are repurposed into sellable wood or into furniture—like this table. #sustainability#matlab#utsoa#fieldtrip
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M Arch I students present their Vertical Studio work at a midterm review. Studio instructors: Clare van Montfrans and Elizabeth Farrell. #utsoa#texasarchitecture