Friday
Sep062013

Southampton Residence featured in Houston Chronicle

Sarah Rufca has highlighted the Southampton Residence this week in the Chronicle Style Home feature . Michael Paulsen captured these great photos - and there are many more on the Chron's website. 

Check out the article online here, or in Sunday's printed paper.

Friday
Aug092013

Geothermal Well Drilling

This week, workers began drilling 350 ft deep geothermal heating and cooling wells at our Meadowlake project. CONTENT was on site to document the process. It takes upto 7 hours to drill, loop & grout each well. The Meadowlake project will have a total of 12 wells. Look for a follow up blog post soon with futher explanations and photos! 

Above Left- One drilling rig with looped well in foreground; Above Right- Manually feeding the final ten feet of loop line into a well                          

Wednesday
Jul312013

2013 ArCH Film Festival

The Architecture Center Houston's annual film festival is just around the corner! "Boom & Bust" will kick-off in Market Square Park with a free screening of "Dark City" on Friday, August 9th and continue August 15-17 at ArCH Downtown. Tickets may be purchased in advance online. 

Click here to puchase individual tickets or passes.

 

Thursday
Jul182013

Chronicle introduces one of our favorite clients...

Terry Demchak opens her loft for the Houston Chronicle. Read the full article here.

Photo By Michael Paulsen

 

 

Monday
Jun242013

Welcome Little One!

Thursday
May092013

Texas Society of Architects talks to Jesse Hager

The TSA recently caught up with CONTENT's Jesse Hager for their blog series "Architects Talking to Architects."

Jesse talks about his roots, inspiration, and love of music. Read the interview in its entirety on the TSA blog

Monday
Dec312012

Happy New Year!

As we look forward to 2013, a warm thanks to all who helped make this year so exciting, enjoyable, and productive for us here at CONTENT! 

Cheers to Peace and Prosperity in the New Year! 

Tuesday
Nov272012

1 of 1,391 Entries But We're Still Honored

 

CONTENT recently picked up the new 3rd edition of the AIA Houston Architectural Guide and was pleasantly surprised to see the inclusion of the Southampton Residence. The tome is the work of noted historian Stephen Fox and we squeaked in the late additions section alongside recent homes by Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen and Guthrie+Strasser, as well as the recent installation by James Turrell at Rice University in collaboration with Thomas Phifer. We're honored to be included in such company, even if it was mostly due to the alignment of completion dates!

Pick up your own copy from AIA Houston and turn to page 698 to read a gripping paragraph describing the house. Clearly we owe Stephen a cocktail and he should employ more rigorous editors for the next edition.

Tuesday
Sep252012

"Stellar Views Spark a Loft's New Layout"

Houzz contributor Lawrence Karol gives a tour of the Houston Loft this week. Read the full write-up on Houzz here.

 

Thursday
Jul262012

ArCH Film Festival

Architecture Center Houston will host  the 2nd Annual ArCH Film festival to investigate the effect of architecture and urban planning on culture and cinema’s perception of urban life. Each evening the featured film will be preceded by a juried collection of short films by students and amateur film-makers. 

THURSDAY, August 16 at 7pm: The Pruitt-Igoe Myth 2011 (83 Minutes) •  Official Site

FRIDAY Double Feature, August 17 at 7pm: My Playground 2010 (50 Minutes) • Official Site & Radiant City 2006 (90 Minutes) • Official Site

SATURDAY, August 18 at 7pm: Urbanized  2011 (85 Minutes)  •  Official Site

The Architecture Center Houston is located at  315 Capitol, Suite 120, Houston, TX. Film Festival Admission is FREE for ArCH Members.  Membership opportunities available at the door. All Others: Thursday, August 16th-$15 / Free for HoustonMOD Members •  Friday, August 17th-$20 • Saturday, August 18th-$15 Online ticket purchases available here.

Friday
Jun292012

How to fool your friends into thinking you're rich with IKEA bath components:

CONTENT recently completed a bath renovation to save a young couple's marriage. Enduring over two years with a deteriorating, 60 year old bathroom, the couple hoped for a modern bath on a minimal budget. 

We were able to create a generous, 6' counter surface by using 2 IKEA Godmorgon cabinets. To acheive a more modern look, the cabinets were wall mounted, rather than using the suggested metal legs. A remnant Carrara marble slab was utilized for the counter and full backsplash. 

Additional Products:

Plumbing Fixtures:  Decolav sink, Phylrich wall-mount faucet, & Toto toilet from Westheimer Plumbing

Tile: Cementi Porcelain Tile from LaNova Tile Importers

Lighting: Energie Tool T5 Fluoresent fixture from LESCO

Paint: NoVoc from The Green Painter

 

Wednesday
Jun062012

New City of Houston Plan Review Requirements

Heads up, Houston. Starting today, the City of Houston is implementing new plan requirements for foundation elevation compliance. The revisions impact regulations on finish floor elevations in relation to adjacent streets and sanitary sewer manholes. It also outlines more stringent requirements for site drainage.

For homeowners and property owners purchasing a lot or renovating an existing structure, keep in mind your architect will need a site survey that locates elevation of the crown of the adjacent street as well as the elevation of nearby sewer manholes. If you have an old survey of your lot, chances are that these elevations are not notated.

You can find the new requirements here.

 

Friday
Jun012012

Guess who just joined C O N T E N T?

Meet Eric Hughes

Thursday
May312012

Another Owl...

CONTENT wishes Seth a fond farewell as he leaves us to pursue a MBA at the Jones Graduate School of Business!

 

 

 

 

 We wish him the best of luck as he pursues his dream of being a full time student.

(We can say that only because we'll probably soon be working for him)

Wednesday
May302012

In Progress: Sunset Pacifica

CONTENT has been asked to assist with the renovation of a building on Sunset Boulevard in California. We have teamed up with the exciting development group of New MGMT to renovate the existing concrete building shell into 16 condominiums with patios overlooking the water. CONTENT has been charged with the interior detailing, millwork and material coordination. We're looking forward seeing the fantastic finish combinations and detailing breathe new life into this project.

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