June 26, 2014
Originally published in Modern Across America
In our Modern Across America issue, we spotlighted five American cities with design scenes worth watching. Dallas's oversized image can sometimes eclipse the city’s architecture landscape, which features the work of many forward-thinking planners and visionaries. Here are some of our favorite of the city's projects from the Dwell archives.
A modern park pavilion in Dallas, Snohetta, Architexas

A collaboration between the Oslo- and New York-based firm Snohetta and the Dallas firm Architexas, the College Park pavilion has become an inviting gathering point for residents of the surrounding community, well west of the Dallas city center.

 

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The house is organized around three courtyards. The largest serves as an outdoor room between the living space and Baum’s office, which he calls the “flex room.”

Edward Baum, a professor of architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington, and Diane Cheatham, the president and founder of Urban Edge Developers, collaborated on a series of four modern town houses to help reinvigorate inner-city Dallas.

 

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Originally appeared in Developer Does Dallas
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The view from the front door to the bedroom showcases the large amounts of storage space necessary to attract homebuyers.

The view from the front door to the bedroom showcases the large amounts of storage and the abundance of light available in the homes.

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Dallas live work studio patio through glass doors

On a wide stretch of farmland, a 2,430-square-foot live/work space brings contemporary art and architecture to Cleburne, Texas, a small city 50 miles southwest of Dallas.

 

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Originally appeared in Lone Star
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Sitting room in Texas studio.

A view of the sitting room shows the juxtaposition between the sleek, modern living areas and the rougher, plywood-covered studio space.

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modern vanguard way facade stucco metal clad ipe

In a Dallas neighborhood of single-family, architect-designed homes, architect Max Levy crafted a light-filled home with a modern cylindrical entry for Deborah Orrill and Blair Sanders.

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Originally appeared in A Light-Filled, Nature-Inspired House in Dallas
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modern vanguard way  living room laminated lumber window

To get unobstructed views of the surrounding landscape, Levy did away with the beams on the windows, opting instead to use laminated veneer lumber studs to hold the panes in place.

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Originally appeared in A Light-Filled, Nature-Inspired House in Dallas
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A modern park pavilion in Dallas, Snohetta, Architexas

A collaboration between the Oslo- and New York-based firm Snohetta and the Dallas firm Architexas, the College Park pavilion has become an inviting gathering point for residents of the surrounding community, well west of the Dallas city center.

 

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