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TEDxHouston Talk by Mark Stuart Johnson 

Hometta was honored when our founder, Mark Stuart Johnson, was invited to give his thoughts on housing at TEDxHouston earlier this summer. Now, his talk is online:



Marfonia: A Fairy Tale

A knit-bombed trailer at El Cosmico. All photos by Jenny Staff Johnson.Marfa is special; everyone who is paying attention knows this by now. To me, one of the most special things about it is the way it instantly belongs to anyone and everyone who goes there and finds inspiration. (For more on the inspired knit-bombing of the trailer above, go here.)The video below is the product of the inspiration taken from one architecture student's Marfa experience, a design-build challenge to build temporary shelters on a patch of desert known as El Cosmico as part of the Trans-Pecos Festival of Music and Love:

And yes, I was there, so I suppose I could have done a bit more reporting on the whole design-build thing, but I was too distracted by things like this: 

Luckily I was traveling with my favorite professional photographer, so there is some photographic evidence of our trip. See it at my good friend Farrah Branniff's Flickr stream & blog.


Studio davidclovers Will Exhibit at SCI-Arc

David Erdman talks about Hometta's Lunar House. Photo by Kaileen Yen.LOS ANGELES – After attending last night's lecture at the MFAH, Making MUSAC, I tuned in to the davidclovers lecture, amass, at SCI-Arc—from the comfort of my living room. All SCI-Arc lectures are conveniently broadcast live on the Internet at

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Binary House Architect Develops Double Lot

HOUSTON – Slated for completion this fall is Collaborative Designworks' Hyde Park Double – two homes (3,287 sf and 3,520 sf) on an urban double lot that share common elements and finishes, features and programs (albeit flipped). Features include tile clad "snake" wall, burnished face block, multi-textured stucco and cedar siding, thermal break frames and low-e glass, custom glass rails, and exotic taun wood and polished concrete floors. You don't have to look too closely to see the similarities to the "crisp, modern package" that is Binary House.

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More Photos of Greer House

You wanted to see more photos of the house we covered yesterday, so here they are. Like Brett Zamore's work? You can buy the complete set of plans for Shot-trot on the Hometta website. Or you can hire Brett Zamore Design—or any of our design studios—by filling out this form.