Modern Across America: Dallas, Texas

June 26, 2014
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.
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  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. 

    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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  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.   Photo by: Scogin Mayo

    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.

     

    Photo by: Scogin Mayo

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

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

    Photo by: Scogin Mayo

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  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.   Photo by: Jack Thompson

    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.

     

    Photo by: Jack Thompson

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

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

    Photo by: Jack Thompson

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  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.  Photo by: Caren Alpert

    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.

    Photo by: Caren Alpert

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  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.  Photo by: Caren Alpert

    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.

    Photo by: Caren Alpert

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