Skip to content

Located in Houston, Texas, this home renovation is for a couple who loves to entertain. Opening up the existing structure between the kitchen, living, and dining areas allows for a cohesiveness of space and interaction. The result is a light-filled home with a strong connection between indoors and outdoors, while utilizing millwork as a way to define the space.

Location

Houston, Texas

Collaboration

Santee Engineering

Design Team

Kevin Barden, Joe Rivers, and Esmer Leija

Renderings

Rivers Barden Architects

Typology

Residential

Date

2021-Present

Process

Explore

Albert Cabin

Stepping through the stone wall portal welcomes an exodus from the city and arrival to the Texas Hill Country. In the mornings, the bathroom and shower face southeast for the sun to greet you. In the evenings, the bedroom offers expansive views southwest to unwind with the sunset and explore the night sky.

Minh Nguyen

Food and Beverage

In this episode our resident architects Joe Rivers and Kevin Barden visit with Minh Nguyen, the friendly figure behind Cafe TH in Houston, Texas.

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…