Began in 1983, the architect’s professional studio in Houston is an ongoing project that has seen multiple variations of a live and work environment through the years. Additions, alterations, subtractions, and transformations have comprised an ensemble of small buildings and courtyards that in their most recent iteration have become, finally, a unified whole.
This process of formal and typological variation has been possible thanks to the simple shaped orthogonal buildings, which have allowed great versatility throughout each one of the different stages, accommodating life, work and their intertwined or unforeseen circumstances. Constructed of load bearing masonry blocks finished with a smooth stucco on the exterior, the buildings are painted an intense lavender blue similar to one of the many hues of the Houston sky. Surrounding the buildings, and delimiting the perimeter of the site, a steel fence underlines the privacy of the compound. Within the site, the buildings are intertwined with the existing and newly planted trees, courtyards, and light, enriching the singular experience of each day.
Superficie Building size
220 m² 2,400 ft²
En proceso Ongoing
Carlos Jiménez Studio, Houston, Texas
Carlos Jiménez Studio
Paul Hester, Hester+Hardaway Photographers; Luis A. de Santos, Photographer