For four decades, the Seaholm Power Plant generated electricity for Austin. After decommissioning, it sat mostly vacant for the next 25 years, becoming an occasional cultural venue and beloved sentinel of industrial dereliction in a town without much of an industrial past. Now reborn as a mixed-use development of residences, office space, and retail, it is another example of how downtown Austin is creating urban density.View Feature
In this issue of Texas Architect, we explore how the state’s changing energy landscape is affecting architecture (are we about to see the death of the glass building?), and we look into how a few Texas firms think visually about energy.