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2017 Bark+Build

By | 2017-12-31T09:22:41+00:00 November 18th, 2017|The Design Process, Fun for Architects, Competitions|

The Dallas AIA and TEXO have partnered with the SPCA again this year for the Bark+Build contest, pairing up architecture firms and general contractors to create unique dog houses which are raffled off in December.  Proceeds benefit the SPCA of North Texas - a worthy cause for sure.  While Eckxstudio isn't one of the architecture firms [...]

2017 AIA Dallas Home Tour

By | 2017-12-31T09:23:33+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Inspiration, Home Tour, Fun for Architects|

It's home tour time!  Just sending a quick plug out for the area AIA chapters - fall is the time of year most have home tours around the various Texas chapters that host them; it just so happens that both AIA Dallas and AIA Austin scheduled their tours on the same weekend (see below).  I'm [...]

In the News

By | 2017-12-31T09:25:25+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Architecture, Buildings|

If you're a fan of modern residences in Dallas, you might know about MODERNDALLAS.TV and MODERNDALLAS.NET.  I'd like to thank Jeff Levine over there, along with realtor Clay Stapp, for representing Eckxstudio's Ribbon House in this week's webisode.  Check it out by clicking on the image below! Watch and listen in for Fifth Dimension's nod [...]

Finished!

By | 2017-12-31T09:26:29+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Architecture, Buildings|

I'm back! I never went anywhere, really -- I've been keeping busy with various projects since my last post and thought it is time for a new post seeing how 2017 is now three-quarters behind us.  And what better way to re-start the blog than to announce the completion of construction at the Ribbon House! Builder Brian [...]

Trends : 2017 and the Future

By | 2017-12-31T09:30:03+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Architecture, Inspiration, Upgrades|

2017!! 2017 is one month old and I just realized I haven't posted since last year, so I thought I'd start off 2017 by walking you through various design trends and some predictions of what the architectural design-scape may look like in the not-so-distant future. First up for trends: the color of 2017.  I know [...]

Happy Holidays 2016!

By | 2017-12-31T09:31:57+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Inspiration, New Products, Fun for Architects|

Seasons Greetings from Fifth Dimension Design! This is our modern holiday card design for 2016.  Last year I went slightly Clark Griswold on our card (see it here) but decided to feature recent projects on this year's card.  If you are a current client you might just spot a sketch of your home on our street [...]

Solar – Version 2.0

By | 2017-12-17T10:05:45+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Architecture, Upgrades, New Products|

For a few decades now, going green to harness the power of the sun for your home's electricity needs has meant adding solar panels to the roof or some other sun-drenched place on your property.  We'll call that Solar 1.0.  Some designs I am aware of (mostly outside of Texas) have turned the solar panels vertical [...]

2016 Expertise Award

By | 2017-12-17T10:05:46+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|Architecture, Inspiration, Competitions|

Fifth Dimension Design has been selected as one of the top architecture firms by Expertise.com for the Dallas metro area.  We're honored to be among this group receiving the 2016 Expertise Award.  Many of our recent residential designs are under construction across Dallas, and we hope to continue receiving accolades for our design achievements. The [...]

Home Tour Time!

By | 2017-12-17T10:05:46+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Architecture, Inspiration, Home Tour|

It's Home Tour Time again in Texas, and I'm looking forward to checking out some of this year's AIA Component Chapter tours.  Without further ado, here are the details & dates of each AIA Chapter tour: AIA Austin  October 15-16, 2016. 10am - 6pm both days. AIA Dallas October 29-30, 2016. 10am - 5pm both days. [...]

Why CA?

By | 2017-12-17T10:05:46+00:00 July 25th, 2016|Architecture, Buildings, Contracts|

Why CA?  What's CA?  Huh? CA, or Construction Administration in the lingo of architecture, is loosely defined as an architect's services to a client from the time the client awards the construction contract to a builder to the date on which the architect executes the final payment certification to the owner.  Really the correct terminology [...]

Modern Farmhouse Progress

By | 2017-12-17T10:05:46+00:00 July 6th, 2016|Architecture, Buildings|

It has been a few months since Fifth Dimension Design finished the for construction set of drawings for the Modern Farmhouse project.  I was out at the site yesterday in the great Texas summer heat for a walk-through and thought I'd share a few pictures of the contractor's progress to date. When out on a [...]

New [Modern] Design Update

By | 2017-12-17T10:05:47+00:00 April 24th, 2016|Architecture, Upgrades, The Design Process|

Every architect knows that design is sometimes fluid, sometimes not so flexible.  Some architects have been known to "put their foot down" on a variety of issues when faced with a potential design change whether the change is requested by the client or suggested by someone such as the builder.  There may be good reasons [...]

New [Modern]

By | 2017-12-17T10:05:47+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Architecture, Buildings, The Design Process|

Fifth Dimension Design is rolling through the design phases of our latest modern residence which will soon see construction activity begin in Dallas, Texas.  This 2-story, 3,000 square foot modern home will feature a dynamic, powerful exterior expression rendered with stucco, stained wood, and a specialty metal panel system.  The interior of the home will [...]