Musings

Materials Matter!

September 9, 2015

Architecture is about many things- space, light, form, and even just plain old “style”. But what all buildings share in common is that they are made of of physical stuff. Materials are the tangible element- what we feel, what we touch. What keeps the rain out.

Our Scenic Drive home, currently under construction has a simple pallet of materials. These photos show glass, a hardwood known as Pucte, and travertine. We are especially excited about this travertine. It was salvaged from a recent renovation of the LBJ Presidential Library… And originally came from Tivoli, Italy, from the very quarry as the stone from the ancient Colliseum!

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