Texas A&M students Build Tiny Houses for the Homeless

A tiny house designed and built by students at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture. It’s one of two such houses that will be on display at Texas A&M’s Rudder Plaza May 14-15, then delivered to a development for the homeless in Austin. (Courtesy of Texas A&M)
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Texas A&M University environmental design (Langford Penitentiary FOR LIFE!) and undergraduate construction science students displayed their “tiny house” designs, which mostly have less than 150 square feet of living space, which were built to house chronically homeless people and help lower homeless populations.  In just Texas in 2014, there were 19,177 homeless according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This summer, the homes will be brought to Community First Village, an Austin-area master-planned community that provides affordable, sustainable housing for disabled homeless populations. Continue reading “Texas A&M students Build Tiny Houses for the Homeless”

Kyle Field Time Machine Shadowruns to WCW Summer PPVs – WIRed #47

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This week on WIRed, Kyle Field gets improvements to become the best college football stadium in Texas, an Iranian scientist reveals his time machine invention, the “Shadowrun” franchise return in…well…”Shadowrun Returns”, and the WCW’s classic beach-themed summer pay-per-views! Also, LEGO James Bond is kinda-sorta a thing (thanks, internet)! Continue reading “Kyle Field Time Machine Shadowruns to WCW Summer PPVs – WIRed #47”

Kyle Field Redevelopment Reflects Passion of Texas (Aggie) Football

Texas A&M University received approval from the A&M System Board of Regents on May 1st to proceed with one of the largest college football stadium redevelopments in history for the historic — as in “since 1927” historic — Kyle Field in College Station, Texas. The total cost of the project totals to approximately $450 million, increasing the capacity from 82,589 to 102,500, and making it the largest stadium in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and the state of Texas –insert “everything’s bigger in Texas” joke here.  The reWHOOPification (or as professionals call “renovation” and “expansion”; whatever, man) of Kyle Field will begin immediately following the end of the upcoming 2013 college football season and is expected to be finished in time to open the 2015 season. The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Football Team will show how much they don’t fear construction, concrete and cranes by continuing to play their home games during the reWHOOPification of the iconic stadium.
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Idenburg’s Sci-Fi GUI’s on Wii U with Eddie Guerrero – WIRed #21

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This week on WIRed, Architect Florian Idenburg stops by Texas A&M, How tech in sci-fi influences graphic user interfaces, what about the Wii U, and remembering “Latino Heat” Eddie Guerrero.   Continue reading “Idenburg’s Sci-Fi GUI’s on Wii U with Eddie Guerrero – WIRed #21”

Florian Idenburg at Texas A&M Architecture Lecture Series

Florian Idenburg, co-founding principal of design firm SO-IL in New York, appeared and spoke at Texas A&M’s Architecture Lecture Series a couple of months ago on September 10th.  Some of Idenburg’s work includes a master plan for a cultural campus in Shanghai, a community center on the coast of Belgium, a series of prints for the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, a park pavilion located in Amsterdam, and student housing in Athens (I’m immediately amusing in Greece; sorry Georgia).   Continue reading “Florian Idenburg at Texas A&M Architecture Lecture Series”