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Located in a community along the Gulf Coast, this new single-family residence creates a place of rest and relaxation through offering expansive views and ample room for outdoor living.

Location

Rockport, Texas

Design Team

Kevin Barden and Joe Rivers

Renderings

Rivers Barden Architects

Typology

Residential

Date

2021 - present

Interior Design

Graham & Company

Civil and Structural Engineering

Dunaway / BEC

General Contractor

Al Johnson Construction

Building Science

TONER Home Matters

Process

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Houston Christian University Entryway

This new entrance cultivates the relationship of Houston Christian University (then known as Houston Baptist University) to Houston and the world. The goals of the symbolic doorway are to extend a significant presence of the campus along Highway 59 and its 275,000+ daily commuters, create an entry threshold to the campus, develop a processional boulevard and better unit the campus and city with Belin Tower as its epicenter.

Carlos Pozo

Art and Design

In this episode our resident architects Joe Rivers and Kevin Barden visit with Carlos Pozo, a screen printer and musician who works in architecture. Carlos Pozo is an architectural associate from Houston, Texas. Though he spends his days working in an architecture firm, much of his free time is spent immersed in creative endeavors outside of architecture, namely screen printing and music. Kevin and Joe sat down with Carlos to discuss the influences behind his screen printing, his journey from music critic to musician, and taking action in creative pursuits.

Evolution of Japanese Craftsmanship

Writing

In the summer of 2023, Esmer had the opportunity to study abroad in Japan. During her time abroad, she found herself captivated by the evolution of Japenese craftsmanship in architecture. Within this essay, she explores the significance of Japanese craftsmanship and its role as a poignant reminder that the essence of true artistry endues despite the ever-changing tides of time.