Location: Corpus Christi, Texas

Owner: Private

An Hispanic South Texas couple celebrate their cultural heritage and explore the lineage of the region’s Spanish Colonial architecture with a modern Moorish house set in a ubiquitous suburban neighborhood of Corpus Christi.  Dominant materials arethe terra cotta brick that was the region’s most common durable pre-industrial material, and grey wood-formed architectural concrete.  The precisely formed but non-decorative concrete frame offers a modern metaphor to the stone masonry of the house’s antecedents, stating both respect for eras past and intent to endure for eras to come..