Category Archives: Architecture

Deus Ex Machina – The Warhol Factory

Deus Ex Machina – The Warhol Factory   Over the years of observing architecture and listening to local architects about their designs, I began to see a common thread; one that Andy Warhol saw and ubiqitously exploited so that others … Continue reading

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Res Ipsa Loquitur – The Thing Speaks For Itself

Res Ipsa Loquitur – The Thing Speaks For Itself Res Ipsa Loquitur is a Latin phrase meaning, “the thing speaks for itself.” Much used in common law doctrine and legal jargon. What is interesting though is that such a phrase … Continue reading

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Blind Architect – The Fruition of Perception

In my career, I always think about what I plan on doing or how I want to achieve my passions in Architecture. I never think twice about looking at structures and colors with vibrant textures. The thought wasn’t there until … Continue reading

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Perpetual Motion – Different Sustainability

Perpetual Motion – Different Sustainability We always talk about design and how one can create a design that supports sustainability but where does the next level take us? In my opinion, we should move from the obvious of support to … Continue reading

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Kwanzan / Kanzan Cherry Tree – In South Austin, Texas

Kwanzan / Kanzan Cherry Tree in South Austin, Texas  April is here and I am so excited to see my prunus serrulata trees bloom. Yes, that is right! These Booht-Kkoht (Korean) or Japanese cherry trees (American) can thrive here in Austin, Texas. … Continue reading

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The Perfect Architectural Client

The Perfect Architectural Client   My love and passion for architectural design and construction always makes me wonder what my ultimate client would be like. I know a lot of builders and architects that would prefer clients with unlimited funds … Continue reading

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Depth and Volume in Architectural Construction

Depth and Volume – in Architectural Construction?   When you look at a basic 3d  image, you will see that volume is created with shadowing by having more than once façade shown while depth is an illusion of space from … Continue reading

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To Know Design Is To Know Thyself – Custom Architectural Door

In this addition of our monthly write ups, we take you through the construction of a door project.  On the surface, this may seem like a relatively elementary project, but as you will notice, the attention to detail is what … Continue reading

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Architectural Barriers in Residential Construction

  Douglas Keating, AIA Associate © 2012 Structural Environments, L.L.C. Time brings all things to pass. In this, the ancient Greek playwright, Aeschylus, is correct. So it is true that, as we age, we have the opportunity to experience life’s … Continue reading

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Dat Lumen Veritatis – Light Gives Truth

Dat Lumen Veritatis – Light Gives Truth Sometimes at SEV, we are challenged to find a solution that must be both aesthetically pleasing yet purposely functional. One problem we were asked to resolve was a unique one that a homeowner brought … Continue reading

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