Inspiration Archives - Eckxstudio for Modern Architecture

2017 AIA Dallas Home Tour

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 [...]

By |2017-12-31T09:23:33+00:00October 18th, 2017|Inspiration, Home Tour, Fun for Architects|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+00:00January 31st, 2017|Architecture, Inspiration, Upgrades|0 Comments

Happy Holidays 2016!

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 [...]

By |2017-12-31T09:31:57+00:00December 8th, 2016|Inspiration, New Products, Fun for Architects|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+00:00October 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+00:00September 27th, 2016|Architecture, Inspiration, Home Tour|0 Comments

Home Tour Time

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 [...]

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

Could that be…a modern dog house?

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 [...]

Is this a [color] test?

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. [...]

Architecture-Inspired Gifts

Some say modernism is dead.  I say never!  It's a classic style that allows so much creative freedom, and the spaces and objects created with modern emphasis are all around us.  And the object doesn't have to be a Corbusier chair or Barcelona lounge to qualify as inspired modernism.  I found these desk planters interesting [...]

By |2017-12-17T10:05:49+00:00April 21st, 2015|Inspiration, Fun for Architects|0 Comments

2015 Austin Modern Home Tour Visit

This past weekend I attended the 2015 Austin Modern Home Tour.  The weather couldn't have been better for early February and I toured many of the available houses with family and some enthusiastic friends.  Note - if you're going to go on a home tour and haven't done so before, allow me to give you [...]

By |2017-12-17T10:05:51+00:00February 9th, 2015|Architecture, Inspiration, Home Tour, Fun for Architects|0 Comments

Modern Coffee Table

I was recently commissioned to design and build a unique, modern coffee table for a husband & wife client.  They searched the internet and local furniture showrooms without finding something that speaks to their tastes and space, and we randomly struck up a conversation about how it can be difficult to find the ideal piece. [...]

By |2017-12-17T10:05:51+00:00February 5th, 2015|Architecture, Inspiration, The Design Process, New Products|0 Comments

Inspiration & Design

I have received a few requests to elaborate on the design process I went through when I came up with the design (image below) for a ski design contest.  By the way, this contest is still ongoing as of December 17th.....find it here and vote for my design!  Really, the design process I follow is [...]

By |2017-12-17T10:05:51+00:00December 17th, 2014|Inspiration, The Design Process|0 Comments

Design Contests

Quite often Architects enter design contests of all kinds.  Sometimes (in regards to architecture) patrons or corporations hold an open-invite competition to solicit ideas and find a talented pool of Architects for their upcoming project.  Or sometimes the group holding the competition invites a few select firms to compete for a commission.  But what ever [...]

By |2017-12-17T10:05:52+00:00December 10th, 2014|Inspiration, The Design Process, Fun for Architects|0 Comments

Christmas for an Architect

It's officially December 2014, and the Christmas/holiday season has long been underway.   That means it can only be a short time until people everywhere start to buy up gifts for children, friends and more.  Don't forget your Architect and Architect friends!! The all-too-early start to the holiday season and part of the Thomas Heatherwick Studios exhibit [...]

By |2017-12-17T10:05:52+00:00December 2nd, 2014|Architecture, Inspiration, New Products, Fun for Architects|0 Comments