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The family for this renovation was looking to add a bedroom and bathroom to provide space for family to visit and stay for extended periods of time. Using the footprint of the existing garage for a new primary bedroom suite, a new garage was added help frame the existing swimming pool as well as provide a covered outdoor area for entertaining. Additional areas of the home (including laundry facilities and a coffee bar) were renovated to provide more functionality in how the family lives their life.

Location

Houston, TX

Collaboration

C.A.Q.M. Design and Remodeling, Sarab Structural and Civil

Design Team

Kevin Barden and Joe Rivers

Typology

Residential

Date

2018-2020

Photography

Sean Fleming

Process

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Peter Molick

Art and Design

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Talking About Wood (Reden Über Holz)

Writing

In 1985, Swiss architects Michael Alder, Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, and Peter Zumthor sat down with Archithese to discuss building with wood; the continued traditions of its use as well as the possibility of developing new traditions. All four architects articulate a specific interest of the material and offer a critical eye to the others’ work. While Alder is concerned with the aesthetics of wood, Zumthor is attentive to the material from a cabinetmaker’s…