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

Space City

Why Brett Zamore’s Shot-Trot Housing Might Be the Wave of the Future

The prefab housing craze is impractical and, in Houston, virtually impossible. Are kit homes the answer?

05/03/2015 Photography by Max Burkhalter By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Obituary

Remembering Michael Graves, the Architect Houston Loved to Hate

The iconic postmodernist designed the Houston Federal Reserve branch and several buildings on the Rice campus.

03/16/2015 By Michael Hardy

Slideshow

The MFAH Embarks on a $450 Million Expansion

The MFAH has tapped Steven Holl and Lake | Flato to expand and improve its campus.

01/13/2015

Slideshow

Preservation Houston/Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday

Young supporters of Houston’s preservation movement gathered downtown.

12/03/2014

guide

Think You Know Houston's Skyscrapers? Think Again

A curated guide to the tallest, most historic, most beautiful (and sometimes the ugliest) buildings that make up the downtown skyline

11/11/2014 By Emma Hurt

Design

No More Shabby Chic: the New Texas Hill Country Style

A new book shows the beauty and variety of residential architecture in the Hill Country.

10/23/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

architecture

This Weekend, See Houston's 7 Coolest New Homes

The annual AIA Home Tour features houses designed by top Houston architecture firms.

10/22/2014 By Michael Hardy

point/counterpoint

What's the Matter with Houston?

A debate about urbanism, highways, mass transit, and whether it makes sense to compare ourselves to New York.

09/12/2014 By Michael Hardy and Allyn West

essay

Apologia Pro Urbe Sua

Houston is not New York and never will be. Deal with it.

09/02/2014 By Cort McMurray

SIC TRANSIT GLORIA

Two Old Men Lament Houston's Progress in 1938

76 years ago, Jesse Ziegler and a fellow octogenarian toured what was left of "Quality Hill," Houston's first blue-blood district. Preservation standards haven't changed much since then.

03/14/2014 By John Lomax

HOUSTON'S MONSTERS

The Gargoyles of Dunlavy

What's up with all the French Gothic architectural touches in Montrose?

02/10/2014 By John Lomax

Dream Homes

Top Homes: The Experts’ Lists

By popular demand, our four local architecture experts share their top 10 favorite Houston homes.

01/13/2014 By Michael Hardy Illustrations by Sebastian Gomez de la Torre

Dream Homes

Houston’s Five Best Residential Architects

We asked dozens of architects who they’d choose to build their own homes. These are the five names we heard most often.

12/31/2013 By Peter Holley

Slideshow

Slideshow: Houston’s Five Best Residential Architects

We asked dozens of architects who they’d choose to build their own homes. These are the five names we heard most often.

12/31/2013

Dream Homes

The Shotgun Shack Is Back

These days, the shotgun cottage is no longer shunned.

12/31/2013 By Michael Hardy

Tourist In Your Own City

Bayou Views: ArCH Walking Tour of Buffalo Bayou

What would Houston be without Buffalo Bayou? Find out on Saturday.

12/27/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Real Estate

Houston’s Dream Homes

We convened a panel of experts to select Houston’s ten greatest homes. Plus the latest in furniture, the city’s greatest architects, and avoiding contractors from hell.

12/23/2013

Domesday 2013

Goodbye to a Stadium

Remembering the Eighth Wonder of the World.

11/06/2013 By John Nova Lomax