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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+00:00October 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+00:00October 3rd, 2017|Architecture, Buildings|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+00:00July 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+00:00July 6th, 2016|Architecture, Buildings|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+00:00April 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+00:00February 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+00:00February 16th, 2016|Architecture, Buildings|0 Comments

Valley Ridge Design Complete

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 [...]

By |2017-12-17T10:05:49+00:00September 22nd, 2015|Architecture, Buildings|0 Comments

New Residential Project

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 [...]

By |2017-12-17T10:05:49+00:00September 14th, 2015|Architecture, Buildings|0 Comments

Interesting Housing!

I was on vacation last week in Colorado, and walked right by this building several times one evening - it's the town of Avon's City Market (grocery store).  I remarked to my wife something like "hey, these two towers seem out of place.  It's a grocery store and you usually don't see architectural embellishment on [...]

By |2017-12-17T10:05:50+00:00March 23rd, 2015|Buildings, Fun for Architects|0 Comments

Modern Residence for Sale

Check this out:  The largest house I've ever worked on to date is back on the real estate market.  My wife and I saw this announcement just this past week in the Dallas cultural e-mails.  This over-14,000sf modern residence has been on the market once before, and the new listing has some good photos to [...]

By |2017-12-17T10:05:50+00:00March 2nd, 2015|Architecture, Buildings, Custom Furniture|0 Comments

Dallas has a Holocaust Museum?

Dallas has a Holocaust Museum? And maybe the Dallas Holocaust Museum Center for Education & Tolerance is planning a new home? Dallas' Holocaust Museum was founded in 1984....certainly a fact that has escaped me throughout my 35-plus-something years of living in the DFW metroplex.  Now recently spied by some of the architecture communications I receive, and [...]

By |2017-12-17T10:05:51+00:00January 19th, 2015|Architecture, Buildings|0 Comments

Poor Construction Bugs Me!

Part of an Architect's Scope of Services usually includes Construction Administration, which is the monitoring activities and question-and-answer sessions while a project is being built by the general contractor (the builder).  The owners who will move into the project are seeing their house/building/hotel etc. rise up and it is usually an exciting time for them.  For [...]

By |2017-12-17T10:05:52+00:00December 8th, 2014|Architecture, Buildings, Hiring an Architect|0 Comments

Modern Home Tours – Houston 2014

I drove down to Houston this past weekend for the Houston Modern Home Tour (tour information & website here).  I've gone on a number of home tours in Dallas and always enjoy the experience.  Speaking of, the Dallas AIA's Tour of Homes is coming up November 1st and 2nd.  Don't miss it! Photograph: Benjamin Hill [...]

By |2017-12-17T10:05:53+00:00September 22nd, 2014|Architecture, Buildings, Inspiration, Home Tour|0 Comments