September 12, 2018

2 Luminous Projects Spotlight Texas Modernism

Exterior of a home in Marfa with an expansive porch at dusk
Architect Michael Morrow referenced ranch utility buildings that are ubiquitous in most of Texas as the inspiration for his redesign of the long adobe residence. Photography by Casey Dunn.

If ever there was an architectural movement that sprang from the joy of discovery, Texas regionalism is it. What is Texan about the following houses is a pervading sense of place, deeply embedded in tangible realities—history, climate, topography, traditions, the economy, and the culture. When you look at these houses, you know that their architecture, their siting, and the way they address their environment means only one thing: there is no other place these houses can be other than where they are: in Texas.

Read more about two Texas projects that shine the spotlight on regional modernism, past and present. The images and excerpted text from Texas Made/Texas Modern: The House and the Land, to be published in October, appear courtesy of The Monacelli Press.

Texas Projects That Spotlight Regional Modernism

A wood burning stove in a Marfa home with adobe gray washed walls
Light from one of the “lanterns” filters into the living room just above the wood-burning stove. Photography by Casey Dunn.

1. Firm: KinneyMorrow Architecture

Site: Marfa, Texas

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A green hued sculpture hangs over the living room fireplace with a pair of curved loveseats
A sculpture by Laddie John Dill hangs over the living room fireplace. Photography by Casey Dunn.

2. Firm: O’Neil Ford + Tobin Smith Architect

Site: San Antonio

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