Spectacular Modern Homes of Texas
Fans of modern design and architecture will want this book by Jolie Carpenter Berry for their coffee table collection. Some of the state’s top talent from Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, the Hill Country and West Texas is represented in more than 330 photo-filled pages. Westlake’s Ginger Curtis of Urbanology Designs is included in this group; she was also recently named an HGTV Designer of the Year for her chic backyard tiny house. Fort Worth firms Norman D. Ward Architect and Ibañez-Shaw Architecture also are represented; their projects just happen to be in the same neighborhood and less than a mile apart. Ward’s residential design is all about the inside-outside relationship. Greg Ibañez’s personal home is a great example of how to make a modern addition work with an existing home in an older neighborhood. $50, amazon.com
Thoughtful projects in Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth earn top honors
AIA Fort Worth handed out its yearly Excellence in Architecture Design and Studio Awards in late October, with Bennett Partners winning Merit Awards for the Overton Park Elementary School, the Jetta Operating Company’s Frost Tower office and the Tarrant County College District office. Honor Awards went to Ibañez-Shaw Architecture for a Dallas residence with stunning masonry and the hospitality center addition to the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington. VLK Architects received an Honor Award for the Bill R. Johnson CTE Center, part of the Crowley ISD, a project that’s received several other awards for its innovative design.