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Highland Park

Alterstudio(Masterpiece Series Limited Edition in Slipcase)

200 pages
Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers Llc
The latest installment in Oscar Riera Ojeda's Masterpiece Series, this volume examines the Highland Park Residence by Alterstudio Architecture. A family home built for a client with a keen interest in art and a substantial collection, and on a property without significant natural features, the design creates an extraordinary new environment as an alternative to the contemporary Tudor mansions and French chateaus that define this established Dallas neighborhood. The book provides a detailed insight into the entire design and construction process, featuring essays by Marlon Blackwell, Robert McCarter and Carlos Jimenez, as well as lavish photography, architectural plans and details. It exposes how a series of expectations are created from the outset, with unanticipated spaces unfolding as the visitor is simultaneously drawn horizontally into the landscape and further into the house. Impeccably conceived and finished throughout, the building establishes both a tangible material presence and an abstract setting in which to enjoy the wonders of nature, art and social occasion.
Author Bio
CARLOS JIMÉNEZ was born in San José, Costa Rica (1959), and moved to the United States in 1974. He studied at University of Houston College of Architecture (B.Arch.1981) and established Carlos Jiménez Studio in Houston in 1983. He was named Tenured Professor at Rice University School of Architecture in 2000 and is also a Visiting Professor at Southern California Institute of Architecture; Texas A&M University; the University of California in Los Angeles and Berkeley; the University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain; Williams College; Tulane University; the University of Houston; the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University; the University of Texas at Arlington and Austin; the University of Oregon; and Washington University in Saint Louis. Jiménez is a frequent lecturer, critic and jury member at national and international architecture events. From 2001 to 2011 he served on the jury of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. Jiménez is an Academician of the National Academy of Design and has received multiple awards for excellence in design from Architectural Record, the American Institute of Architects, the Chicago Athenaeum, Architecture, Progressive Architecture and the Architectural League of New York, among others. His work has been published in numerous architectural journals, dedicated monographs and authored books such as Carlos Jiménez (Barcelona), Carlos Jiménez Buildings (New York), Carlos Jiménez House and Studio (Cambridge), Crowley (Singapore), Carlos Jiménez Trim Sessions 07 (Valencia), Carlos Jiménez 30 Years, 30 Works, AV 196 (Madrid), and On Won Buddhism and the circularity of things (South Korea).Casey Dunn is an Austin, TX-based photographer who refined his technique on both coasts before returning to his hometown for the swimming holes and sweltering heat. He enjoys collaborating with the leading designers and creatives in the region and continues to seek opportunities to work with local, national, and international clients. Here are some of his current clients: Dwell; Olsun Kundig; Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; Sasaki Architects; New York Times Magazine; Architect Magazine; Loloi Rugs; Paper City Magazine; Austin Home; Lake Flato Architects; The University of Texas at Austin; Princeton Architectural Press; Alterstudio Architects; Beck Group; Sasaki Architects; MMH Hospitality; Beck Group; AParallel Architects and many others.JONATHAN BOELKINS, AIA, is a practicing architect, educator, and writer. As the former Studio Director of the internationally renowned Marlon Blackwell Architects, he made significant contributions to numerous award-winning projects. He is a Co-Editor of a new monograph titled Radical Practice: The Work of Marlon Blackwell Architects (Princeton Architectural Press, 2022) and has authored numerous essays and papers with international publishers. Essays from his writing partnership with Marlon Blackwell have been featured in several books, including Brian Healy Architects' monograph Commonplaces: Working on an American Architecture and Jones Studio's upcoming monograph Strive.MARLON BLACKWELL, FAIA, is a practicing architect in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and serves as the E. Fay Jones Distinguished Professor at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas. Work produced in his professional office, Marlon Blackwell Architects (MBA), has received national and international recognition with significant publication in books, architectural journals and magazines and more than 160 design awards. Blackwell is the recipient of the 2020 AIA Gold Medal, the Institute's highest honor, which recognizes those whose work has had an enduring impact on the theory and practice of architecture. Other honors Blackwell has received in his career include the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in 2016, being named the William A. Bernoudy Architect in Residence at the American Academy in Rome in 2019, and admittance into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2023.ROBERT McCARTER is a practicing architect, author, and, since 2007, Ruth and Norman Moore Professor of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis; he has previously taught at the University of Florida (1991-2007), where he was also the founding Director of the School of Architecture; Columbia University (1986-1991) where he was also Assistant Dean; and as visiting professor at University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture; the University of Venice School of Architecture (IUAV); the Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú in Lima (PUCP); the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, the Netherlands; University of Louisville; and North Carolina State University, as well as being Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome on three occasions. Since 1982 he has had his own architectural practice in New York, Florida, and St. Louis, with twenty-five realized buildings. He is the author of twenty-four books, including Louis I. Kahn (2nd edition, 2022; 1st edition 2005); Modern Architecture and the Lifeworld: Essays in Honor of Kenneth Frampton (2020, edited with Karla Carrara Britton); Place Matters: The Architecture of WG Clark (2019); Grafton Architects (2018); The Architecture of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple: Economy as Ethic (2017); Marcel Breuer (2016); The Space Within: Interior Experience as the Origin of Architecture (2016); Steven Holl (2015); Aldo van Eyck (2015); Herman Hertzberger (2015); Alvar Aalto (2014); Carlo Scarpa (2013); Understanding Architecture: A Primer on Architecture as Experience (2012, with Juhani Pallasmaa); Wiel Arets: Autobiographical References (2012); William Morgan (2003); and Frank Lloyd Wright (1997). Among his many awards, McCarter was one of seventy-one International Exhibitors selected for "Freespace," the 2018 Venice Biennale of Architecture, and he was named one of the "Ten Best Architecture Teachers in the US" by Architect magazine in December 2009.