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September 2014 - Houston

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SEPTEMBER | PAGE 72 | 2014 more classically modern tin buildings (with flat as opposed to pitched roofs). The Perforated House draws its lineage from two of the iconic second-generation tin houses: Joe Mashburn's house for himself in College Station (1985), nicknamed the "long skinny house with a kink in it," and the house that Rob Civitello designed and built for himself in the West End in 1996, which, according to critic Malcolm Quantrill, "speaks of trailer domesticity in combination with a Corbusian section." Tellingly, Joe Mashburn is a friend of both the architects at LOJO, and Jason Logan studied under Civitello while a student at the University of Houston. Both of these earlier houses were long and linear and had multiple, modulated connections between indoors and out. The Perforated House's more austere elevations, flat parapet roof and generally more muscular scale demonstrate the variety within an established style that good architects are able to achieve. In the Perforated Hose, the architects handle the mix of hee-haw and Bauhaus with remarkable assurance. LOJO have successfully citified a rustic building type, and in the process, have paid homage to Houston's long-running tin- house movement with an admirable level of rigor and discipline. Jason Logan's office with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves faces the street. The hexagonal tiles in Logan's bathroom were custom-made in India for Pondicheri restaurant. Colorful Giza cotton bath towels by Abyss & Habidecor, avocado soap and Cire Trudon Solis Rex candle, all from Kuhl-Linscomb. Reflecting in mirror, Kelly O'Connor's Abyss collage, 2014, from David Shelton Gallery. The outdoor space captured by the dogtrots economically adds to the living area of the house. The blue of the adjacent building adds punch. Alfresco furniture from Crate & Barrel. E15 Calvert coffee table from Internum. Circa-1951 Spindel hourglass planter by Willy Guhl from Kuhl-Linscomb. Vintage Mobil Gas sign modified by Merge Studios. An alternate view of the multilevel living room. Surrounding the sofa, Waylande Gregory frog box, insect pillow, orange kantha quilt, all from Kuhl-Linscomb. Far left on shelf, Sarah Frantz's Highway 5, from David Shelton Gallery. In the master bedroom, Sara Frantz's Working Girl and Two Weeks Later, 2013, from David Shelton Gallery. Kantha quilt from Kuhl-Linscomb.

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