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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 [...]

By | 2017-12-31T09:25:25+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Architecture, Buildings|0 Comments

Finished!

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-31T09:26:29+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Architecture, Buildings|0 Comments

Trends : 2017 and the Future

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-31T09:30:03+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Architecture, Inspiration, Upgrades|0 Comments

Solar – Version 2.0

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-17T10:05:45+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Architecture, Upgrades, New Products|0 Comments

2016 Expertise Award

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-17T10:05:46+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|Architecture, Inspiration, Competitions|0 Comments

Home Tour Time!

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. [...]

By | 2017-12-17T10:05:46+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Architecture, Inspiration, Home Tour|0 Comments

Why CA?

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-17T10:05:46+00:00 July 25th, 2016|Architecture, Buildings, Contracts|0 Comments

Modern Farmhouse Progress

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-17T10:05:46+00:00 July 6th, 2016|Architecture, Buildings|0 Comments

New [Modern] Design Update

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-17T10:05:47+00:00 April 24th, 2016|Architecture, Upgrades, The Design Process|0 Comments

New [Modern]

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-17T10:05:47+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Architecture, Buildings, The Design Process|0 Comments

Wow that was fast!

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-17T10:05:47+00:00 February 21st, 2016|Architecture, Buildings, Renovations|0 Comments

Check Out the Latest Design Project!

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-17T10:05:48+00:00 February 16th, 2016|Architecture, Buildings|0 Comments

I Hate My Toilet!

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-17T10:05:48+00:00 December 8th, 2015|Architecture, The Design Process|0 Comments

Support the Texas SPCA!

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-17T10:05:48+00:00 November 25th, 2015|Architecture, Fun for Architects, Competitions|0 Comments

2015 Home Tours Recap

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-17T10:05:48+00:00 November 17th, 2015|Architecture, Home Tour|0 Comments