Architect Blog - Dan Eckelkamp | Eckxstudio for Modern Architecture

It’s a Snap!

By |2017-12-17T10:05:47+00:00February 23rd, 2016|Upgrades, New Products|

It's a snap!  That's what they say anyway.  And I pretty much believe them too. They = SnapPower What = Snap Power's newish electrical receptacle cover plates that transform any outlet into a night light without reducing the number of outlets available for your use. I say newish because according to the company the product [...]

Wow that was fast!

By |2017-12-17T10:05:47+00:00February 21st, 2016|Architecture, Buildings, Renovations|

Fifth Dimension Design completed the residential design several months ago for a contemporary renovation & addition in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas, and the project is finally underway at the client's site.  Why the delay you ask?  It's simple, actually.  Our client on this project is both the homeowner and general contractor, and he [...]

Check Out the Latest Design Project!

By |2017-12-17T10:05:48+00:00February 16th, 2016|Architecture, Buildings|

Fifth Dimension Design has completed the design and documentation for this single-family residence that will soon be under construction.  For more information on this project, visit our Gallery page for this modern farmhouse design.  This two-story residence is a blend of modern architecture and farmhouse-inspired aesthetics and features a massive double-height living room / dining [...]

Happy Holidays 2015!

By |2017-12-17T10:05:48+00:00December 16th, 2015|Fun for Architects|

  Happy Holidays!  2015 has been an exciting year for Fifth Dimension Design, and I want to take a moment to thank all those individuals and companies that contributed to this success.  I know our partnerships forged during 2015 have enriched the projects we have worked on together.  Clients.  Contractors.  Consultants.  Suppliers.  All of you. Thank [...]

I Hate My Toilet!

By |2017-12-17T10:05:48+00:00December 8th, 2015|Architecture, The Design Process|

Yes, that's right.  I hate my new toilet.  Well, maybe hate is too strong of a term.  OK, I really dislike my new toilet.  Why, you ask?  It all boils down to preference.  Preference on....what? While all toilets basically do the same thing [flush, refill, flush...not talking about the composting toilets out there] and there [...]

Support the Texas SPCA!

By |2017-12-17T10:05:48+00:00November 25th, 2015|Architecture, Fun for Architects, Competitions|

If you've seen our recent post on the 2015 Bark & Build competition and fundraiser benefiting the Texas SPCA, you know Fifth Dimension Design partnered with Attaway Renovations to design and build the doghouse we titled Untitled 2015 / Woof.  All the doghouses were installed at NorthPark Mall on Monday, November 16th and will be [...]

2015 Home Tours Recap

By |2017-12-17T10:05:48+00:00November 17th, 2015|Architecture, Home Tour|

Unless you're planning on attending a holiday-themed jingle bell home tour, the 2015 modern home tour season is all but wrapped up.  I attended the Austin AIA tour, and the AIA Dallas tour this past weekend.  If you've ever been to both, you may have noticed a few differences.  I certainly did see some interesting [...]

Home Tour Time

By |2017-12-17T10:05:48+00:00November 12th, 2015|Architecture, Inspiration, Home Tour|

Don't miss this opportunity! Just a quick reminder - this weekend (November 14-15, 2015) is the Dallas AIA Tour of Homes.  Don't miss out on this opportunity to see 7 new, modern homes throughout Dallas. images from AIA Dallas and the 2015 Tour of Homes Following the home tour weekend, I'll write a post recapping [...]

Could that be…a modern dog house?

By |2017-12-17T10:05:48+00:00November 2nd, 2015|Architecture, Inspiration, The Design Process, Fun for Architects, Competitions|

Fifth Dimension Design is proud to announce our partnership with Attaway Renovations as one of the 15 teams participating in the 2015 AIA Dallas / TEXO Bark + Build  contest.  We have designed and built a modern dog house which will soon be on display at NorthPark Mall from November 16th through December 7th.  All 15 [...]

Valley Ridge Design Complete

By |2017-12-17T10:05:49+00:00September 22nd, 2015|Architecture, Buildings|

Fifth Dimension Design has been at it again - we've polished up the design for this new modern residence which will be built by Thirty Nine 39 Urban Homes (same builder as the Seguin residence).  Located just one block apart, this 2-story modern/contemporary home will accompany Seguin as two of the latest and greatest residential rebuilds in [...]

New Residential Project

By |2017-12-17T10:05:49+00:00September 14th, 2015|Architecture, Buildings|

Check out this recently designed house we worked on!  It is being constructed right now in west Dallas by 3939 Urban Builds, and will be a 4-bedroom, 3.5 bath contemporary/modern residence.  If you are interested in more information on the home, visit our project page here.   ___________________________ At Fifth Dimension Design, we design unique [...]

Is this a [color] test?

By |2017-12-17T10:05:49+00:00July 7th, 2015|Architecture, Inspiration, The Design Process, Fun for Architects|

I was told this wasn't like school and there would be no more tests.  And that there would be snacks.  I don't see any snacks.  What?  Now I have to take a test?  Oh boy. The jobs of an Architect and Designer frequently include the evaluation of colors....colors of paint, materials, metals, you name it. [...]

Cats love Modern [Architecture]

By |2017-12-17T10:05:49+00:00June 19th, 2015|Fun for Architects|

Friday fun!! Actual proof is finally documented!   ______________________ At Fifth Dimension Design, we design unique and stunning projects that are crafted one by one to reflect who you are, how you live, and how you work and play.  We partner with you and in learning about you and your family or business are able [...]

Living Through a Renovation Project

By |2017-12-17T10:05:49+00:00May 12th, 2015|Architecture, Upgrades|

I thought I'd dedicate this post to the heroes that live through a major home renovation project like completely remodeling the kitchen or a bathroom/bedroom/living room renovation.  Why, you ask?  Because it isn't easy.  The phrase "Man, I tell you what..." comes to mind. And I'll tell you what - as in what it's like, [...]