Friday, March 9, 2012

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Celebration

A Celebration was held Friday, March 3 in honor of the grand opening of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. This bridge has to be the most dramatic addition to the Dallas skyline yet. This bridge commemorates the late philanthropist, Margaret Hunt Hill and designed by the visionary architect Santiago Calatrava. 

The celebration consisted of headlining band Lyle Lovett, and and parade of 14 foot Calatrava inspired costume designs, local food, tastings from Trinity Grove's award winning chefs, speciality drinks and great entertainment. The award winning Street Corner Symphony performed followed by a firework show and the lighting of the bridge. 

The bridge rises above the Trinity River 400 feet and is composed of 58 cables some to be eight inches thick which extend in weblike sweeps to either side. This bridge now provides easy access from downtown to the neighborhood of West Dallas.  

Some other monumental bridges found around the world:

The Dragon Eco Bridge - Beijing, China 

Stari Most Bridge - City of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Henderson Waves Pedestrian Bridge - Singapore

The Sydney Harbor Bridge - Sydney, Australia

The Rialto Bridge - Venice, Italy

Oct├ívio Frias de Oliveira Bridge - Sao Paulo, Brazil 

Si-o-Se Poi Bridge - Isfahan

The Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge, also known as the Pearl Bridge - Japan

"Sometimes, if you aren't sure about something, you have to just jump off the bridge and grow wings on your way down."

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

1st Annual Dallas Modern Home Tour

With an increased demand for modern homes incorporating the use if sustainable products and ergonomic features has designers and architects in the Dallas area pushing the boundaries of design to meet this advancement in modern design. 

On this self-guided tour you will see the incorporation of recycled materials, rainwater collection systems and natural ventilation, in conjunction with, maintaining the clean lines, simple shapes and lightness associated with the Modern architecture movement.

Ingrid Spencer, former managing editor and current contributing editor for Architectural Record magazine in New York City, curated the following homes for the Dallas Modern Home Tour:

·       4311 Middleton Road, Dallas, TX, 75229
·       3602 Hillside Drive, Dallas, TX, 75214
·       8627 Midway Road, Dallas, TX 75209
·       8637 Redondo Drive, Dallas, TX 75218*
·       5706 Watson Circle, Dallas, TX 75225
·       4445 College Park Drive, Dallas, TX 75229*
·       4214 Shorecrest Drive, Dallas, TX 75209*
·       9839 Rockbrook Drive, Dallas, TX 75220
·       5910 Timber Wolf Trail, Plano, TX 75093
*Will Call Locations 

You can purchase tickets in advance for $25 at and picked up at any designated will call location. Tickets will also be available at select properties for $30 the day of the tour.

Here's is a sneak peek of what you will see on the tour:

See you there! 

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