Saturday, July 24, 2004

Leo Marmol, AIA to Speak in Houston

In case you haven't heard, Houston Mod has invited Leo Marmol, AIA of Marmol Radziner + Associates to come speak at the organization's annual lecture.  If you're not familiar with Leo Marmol's work, he has been responsible for the restoration of iconic modernist houses such as...

The Kaufman House (1946)
Designed by Richard Neutra
Palm Springs, CA

The Elliot House (1930)
Designed by R.L. Schindler
Los Angeles, CA

The Raymond Loewy House (1946)
Designed by Albert Frey
Palm Springs, CA

The Rose House (1963)
Designed by Conrad Buff, Dennis Straub and Don Hensman
Beverly Hills, CA

Here is the official calendar release:

Thursday, August 19th 2004, 6:00 p.m at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Brown Auditorium located at 1001 Bissonnet

Houston Mod is pleased to announce that Leo Marmol, AIA, managing principal of Marmol Radziner + Associates of Los Angeles, will be our second annual speaker for the August lecture. Mr. Marmol will give a talk about the preservation of modern architecture. His firm is responsible for the restoration of Richard Neutra's Kaufmann House in Palm Springs and has been recognized in many national publications.  This lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information about the firm, please visit their web site:

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At 6:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How to build up your architect reputation?
The answer is simple, to design some buildings which can pick up your reputation greatly. How to make the buildings famous? The famous must be greatly functional, unique, special with new style. The building should hook up the people who visits.
So how could a building like this come out? Actually, one building is a work which need to put the architect, contractor, builder and supplier together. The building will go nowhere if one of which have problem.
But architect is the Key. He can pick up which kind of material the building can use.
For a certain project, the architect need to answer a question, how to design the building to be the best with a cost limitation.
Provided that the abilities of architects are same(one architect is not much better or worse than others). the materials for the building might be the biggest working area for the architect to work on.
An architect need to pick up the doors, windows, the ceilings, the lightings, the floor tile, the wall covering, the solid surfaces, the custom furnitures, the exterior wall on the building. What the people can see is what can improve the architect reputation.
So the problem turns to one issue how to find a good material with low cost.
Take an example, architects was supposed to pick up a wood mantel for a fireplace at cost of $1500. Do some research and find a company who can make marble mantel in the same price. You can find many of these company. For example, a company named Evan’s Home Luxuries, in Boston, New england area. There, some mantel is about the same price.
Another example, for a entrance wood door, some times the price runs to $8000. If you use a cooper door, brass door, bronze door with the same price, definitely it will make the building a better reputation.
Use the granite tile to substitute the ceramic tile. A lot of suppliers can do that.
Use the wrought iron fence to substitute aluminum fences. Many.
You can find it.
It is the architect home work to do the research about all the material which will be used on the building. Do not point on the contracts do your homework if you want to be famous and make your money.
Architects are busy. I know some of Architect Company begins to hire buyer to do the investigation work about the architect material. This will be a fashion.

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