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Big Living in Small Houses in the Fifth Ward

Donna Kacmar is the author of BIG Little House (Routledge, 190 pages, 2015), a study of small houses designed by architects, and professor of architecture at the University of Houston. Here, she writes about four small houses designed by her students in collaboration with the Fifth Ward Redevelopment Corporation. The projects were presented to the […]

05.03.16 Architecture

Fifth Ward Stent: UH Students Shore Up Old Storefront with New E-Reading Room

You can learn more about “Inside/Out” at a lecture and reception at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture at the University of Houston on Thursday, September 3, starting at 6 p.m. Visit the project’s GoFundMe campaign to learn about other ways to give back. Call it a transplant, an implant, a stent — third-year […]

08.21.15 Architecture

Rehearsing Possibilities: Sunday Streets HTX in the East End and Fifth Ward

Though last weekend’s Sunday Streets HTX was not quite as lively with participants or as busy with the pop-up shenanigans of previous ones, it was compelling, all the same. The 1.5-mile route along Navigation Boulevard, connecting the East End and Fifth Ward, showed parts of a city in transition and invited us to experience close-in […]

12.11.14 Art & Culture

A Bottom-Up, Unofficial Guide to the East End and Fifth Ward Sunday Streets

The next Sunday Streets HTX is December 7 from noon to 4 p.m. along Navigation and N. York in the East End and Fifth Ward. The city closes the street to motorized traffic and opens it to human-powered traffic like walking and bicycling. This 1.5-mile curve through historic Houston neighborhoods becomes a 2.5-mile loop if […]

12.04.14 Art & Culture

New Inversions: Re-thinking the Habitat for Humanity House

“Inverting the roof truss was the ‘aha’ moment for us,” says Yoni Pressman about a house design selected by Habitat for Humanity and built by Rice University volunteers to celebrate the school’s centennial anniversary. Whereas Habitat’s houses tend toward traditional gable and hip roofs, the design by Pressman and his fellow Rice School of Architecture […]

10.02.12 Architecture