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John Zemanek House

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1968, John Zemanek. 1723 Colquitt St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

The one- and two-story house that Zemanek designed and constructed for himself takes seriously the site where it was built. Using such ordinary materials as insulated cement panels, corrugated sheet roofing, and even the roof tiles of the bungalow that previously occupied the lot, Zemanek discovered the exceptional qualities of an ordinary place and used architecture to magnify and intensify these qualities.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "John Zemanek House", [Houston, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 340-340.

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