Quotables

McALPINE Designers Talk Beauty, Permanence and Inspiration in Houston

The architects and designers behind the renowned partnership stopped by Theta Design Weekend.

12/07/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Architecture

To Repair or Rebuild? One Local Architect's Advice

StudioMET spent two years designing a modern, elevated house to replace a flooded Meyerland property. This is what they learned.

09/15/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Design

In Design, As in Love, Opposites Sometimes Attract

Atelier Domingue shows how perfectly modern steel doors and windows pair with traditional European-style architecture.

08/21/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Home & Design

Of Course Huntsville Has a House in the Shape of a Boot

And it's available to rent!

03/16/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Space City

Working from Home in Independence Heights

An artist and a commercial developer transform an old warehouse into a modern space.

01/23/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen Photography by Peter Molick and Jack Thompson

Home & Design

Curtis & Windham Celebrate 25 Years of Timeless Residential Style

The firm that has defined traditional architecture in Houston has released its first book, a gorgeous retrospective.

12/06/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Historic Houston

70th Annual Preservation Conference Comes to Houston—for the First Time

Despite lackluster conservation laws, the Bayou City continues to make historic strides.

11/11/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Art News

The Rothko Chapel Is Getting a Facelift

A New York City firm is heading up renovations to the de Menils' landmark sanctuary.

11/01/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Preservation

Saving Houston's History, One Home at a Time

Of the 15 historic Houston homes in this River Oaks oasis originally spared the wrecking ball, 11 will soon be relocated to make room for a high-rise development.

10/27/2016 By Marene Gustin

Hidden Houston

Courtland Place: Going Behind the Gates

How one Montrose neighborhood conserved its century-old charms

10/24/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

The Drawl

The Ultimate McMansion

We take a crack at designing a millennium mansion everyone can agree to hate.

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Home & Design

What's New Is Old Again on Houston's Most Prestigious Home Tour

A contemporary Heights house with hints of vintage charm is one of nine standouts on the annual AIA Houston Home Tour.

10/20/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Home & Design

You Must See This Snarky Takedown of a Houston McMansion

McMansion Hell has some thoughts on this giant fake turret and other disasters.

08/26/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Hines's Skyline

A Heavyweight Houston Developer Gets His Legacy Biography

At 91, Gerald Hines gets a 450-page celebration of his life and work.

08/08/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Space City

These Two House-Flippers Are Just Passing Through

When a place is perfect, that’s when you know it’s time to move on.

06/20/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Home Design

A River Oaks Renovation That Took Two Decades

Five generations and a 20-year renovation make this 1935-era house a home.

03/01/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

spain colored orange

Beautiful Barcelona, a City Like No Other

There aren't many cities in the world that rival the buildings of Barcelona.

01/21/2016 By Bill Wiatrak

Space City

East Meets Garden Oaks

Incorporating traditional Japanese architectural elements, one couple builds a house that stands out, but still fits in.

01/05/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen Photography by Divya Pande

Home Tour

It's A Small World, After All

Among the modern mansions on the AIA Houston Home Tour is a surprising Sixth Ward Victorian built in 1880.

10/21/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Slideshow

AIA Home Tour Houstonia Readers' Poll

Vote for your favorite AIA Home Tour house and be entered to win a chair from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.

09/21/2015 With Hannah Holmes Photography by Benjamin Hill