Why is Tik Tok on Fire Over This Urban Commons House in Lake Highlands? | Candy’s Dirt

Did you catch the buzz surrounding one of our Urban Commons homes in Lake Highlands? Candy’s Dirt recently published a deep-dive written by Karen Eubank explaining why this unique property has become a TikTok sensation. This article breaks down the architectural choices that set this home apart and includes interviews with the builder and community developer Diane Cheatham.

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Dallas Architecture – Looking Forward/Looking Back Winners

The Dallas Architecture Forum has announced its Design Recognition winners for the year. Two homes in our Urban Common’s community, the Outcrop by NIMMO Architecture and Far + Dang’s Sparrow houses won the Looking Forward/Looking Back design recognition awards. Our team is also thrilled to have our predecessor Urban Reserve be recognized and win in the category of Landscape, Urban Design, Public Space, Master Plan. 

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Urban Commons Architects Awards Finalists

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Two homes in Urban Common’s forward-looking community recently were named finalists for the Dallas Architecture Forum’s Looking Forward/Looking Back design recognition awards. Nimmo Architecture’s Outcrop homes and FAR + DANG’s Sparrow houses garnered the accolades.

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The Looking Forward/Looking Back awards honor 25 exceptional projects that have significantly enhanced the social and...

The Wait is Over: Urban Commons Hosts Open Houses 

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Step into the sustainable, modern future of urban living at one of our open houses. You’ll be able to view the design of our new homes currently listed or coming on market. Every Sunday, you’ll be able to experience the design of these homes. 

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Visit Far + Dang’s Sparrow House to experience the possibilities of High Design, Low Impact living. The two-bedroom, 1.5 bath home features larger-than-life windows...

Urban Commons Community in Lake Highlands Is a Sophisticated Taste in Modern | Candy’s Dirt

Looking for more information on the origins of Urban Commons? Local real estate website Candy’s Dirt recently interviewed Diane Cheatham, our developer, and discussed the vision that led to the development, its ultra-modern feel and Cheatham’s love of Lake Highlands. 

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Diane Cheatham will admit her new modern Urban Commons community in Lake Highlands isn’t for...

Building for Long Term: Architect Scott Marek on Sustainable Design

Known for their modern builds, award-winning Marek Architecture’s approach to urban residential design made them an ideal choice for Urban Commons. The group’s approach is centered in a belief that the “built environment should help us connect to the land and to each other.” This ethos aligns with the Urban Commons vision of sustainable residential living in a community-focused development. Founded by Scott Marek in 2012, Marek...

More for Less: Edward M. Baum’s Approach to Modern Architecture

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After teaching at Harvard and at Washington University in St. Louis, Edward M. Baum was appointed dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he helped lead the school to national recognition in design.

Known for work in modern architecture, Baum was a natural fit for Urban Commons, where he has designed three of our low-impact, design-forward homes. Learn how Baum defines sustainability...

Architect-Driven, Low-Impact Living in Advocate Magazine

Our sustainable, modern homes designed by award-winning architects were featured in a recent Lake Highlands Advocate article. Christina Hughes Babb spoke to developer Diane Cheatham as well as architects Bang Dang and Josh Nimmo about the project. They discuss how design, sustainability and community come together to create a new kind of urban living. Read more in the excerpt below or read the entire story here.

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Diane Cheatham on Art of Modern Podcast

The Art of Modern podcast recently launched with an episode featuring Urban Commons developer Diane Cheatham. In it, modmedia,inc founder Jeff Levine and Diane discuss the history of modern design in urban living — and Diane’s pioneering role in its increasing influence.

We highly recommend listening and subscribing to the podcast on SoundCloud, the modciti website or below.

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Architects Far + Dang on Model Sustainability

Since architects Rizwan Faruqui and Bang Dang formed Far + Dang in 2011, they have designed and built some of the most striking homes in the Southwest and become known for their approach to sustainability. The firm is known for being untethered to a specific style and instead creating something in response to its specific location in time and space. The award-winning team stopped to discuss their approach to Urban Commons, sustainability and...