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Located in a community along the Gulf Coast, this new single family residence creates a place of of rest and relaxation. Working with the local vernacular language of stilt frame wood construction, the elevated main level captures views, sun, shade, and breeze at all times of day and night. Vaulted ceilings, a bright sun room, and a cozy loft offer diverse spaces to unwind from the day and spend time with family and friends.

Location

Port Bolivar, TX

Design Team

Kevin Barden and Joe Rivers

Typology

Residential

Date

2020-2021

Process

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Boulevard Oaks Garage Quarters

Listening to the language of the existing historic home, this new Garage Quarters, Outdoor Living, Pool, and Gardens responds in form, materiality, and atmosphere to create a variety of spaces and experiences for enjoyment outside.

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.

Annual Holiday Cards

Competitions

Every winter Rivers Barden Architects takes time to draw, sketch, and/or model a Christmas Card image to send to family, friends, clients, and colleagues.  Seen here is a collection of these in one place.