October 29 – 30 , the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Houston will hold its 2016 Annual Home Tour featuring nine area homes selected by a jury of industry experts to represent the finest in new residential architecture. The two-day, self-guided tour is open to the public and offers attendees a rare opportunity to walk through and view an impressive assortment of privately-owned residences designed by accomplished Houston architects.
All of the homes on the tour are located within the Houston metropolitan area, designed by an AIA architect, and completed within the last 5 years. The criteria used to select homes for the tour include design excellence, quality and craftsmanship, innovative design solutions and use of materials, and sustainability of design. The selection committee reviewed all submittals and made a recommendation to the AIA Houston Executive Committee, which made the final selection of homes to include on the tour. Tickets are available at AIAHouston.org
The selection committee consist of Elizabeth Alford, Principal of POLLEN (Austin), Brantley Hightower, Founding Partner of HIWorks (San Antonio), and Brian Carlson, Partner McKinney York Architects (Austin).
Pavilion Haus Meets Family’s Living and Budget Needs as Children Grow Older
1914 Ebony, Houston, TX 77018 – 2,500 square feet, studioMET
The 2,500 square-foot single-story design/build project layers brick walls and sliding glass doors with polished concrete floors for privacy from the street. It unfolds into a courtyard open to the sky, complemented by an open plan uniting the exterior and interior spaces for living, entertaining, exercise and playing. Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a flex room, mudroom and storage round out the ancillary spaces.
Full-Tour tickets may be purchased in advance online at https://aiahouston.org/v/site-home/Home-Tour/3t/ or at the AIA Houston office, 315 Capitol Street, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77002.