Views From Architect Antoine Predock's New Urbanist La Luz Community

Views From Architect Antoine Predock's New Urbanist La Luz Community
by Chris Lucas

Views from the historic westside community of La Luz del Oeste are often mesmerizing & forever changing. Sitting on five acres of gardens & greenspaces & touching 40+ acres of forever open space along the Rio Grande Bosque, La Luz is home to 96 adobe townhomes, generally in pods of four, nestled along a hillside. Read More


La Luz 3-D Walking Tour: 2 Tumbleweed NW

La Luz 3-D Walking Tour: 2 Tumbleweed NW
by Chris Lucas

Welcome to 2 Tumbleweed NW, an all-adobe townhome in the westside's La Luz del Oeste community.
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Architect Antoine Predock's New Urbanist Community of La Luz: 5 Tennis Court NW--A Pocket Listing

Architect Antoine Predock's New Urbanist Community of La Luz: 5 Tennis Court NW--A Pocket Listing
by Chris Lucas

The La Luz community is special. The architecture is unique & every turn in the neighborhood imparts a different interesting sceneRead More


The Next Fifty--The Historic La Luz Community Celebrates Half A Century!

The Next Fifty--The Historic La Luz Community Celebrates Half A Century!
by Chris Lucas

Nestled along the Rio Grande Bosque on the MetroABQ's westside sits a community that is a living study of New Urbanist theory. For 50 years, the La Luz community has been celebrating "environmentally friendly habits by creating walkable neighborhoods containing a wide range of housing" types. The 96 townhome community is now looking toward the next fifty years of life. Designed in 1968 by renowned architect Antoine Predock (see the Rio Grande Nature Center in the North Valley, the Aperture Center in Mesa del Sol & hundreds of other lifetime projects), the neighborhood, riverside near Montaño & Coors Blvd, threw a party commemorating the last fifty & celebrating the next fifty.  I was lucky to be at the event, in The Meadow gathering space, seen above & the two images far below. Just below is an image facing the other direction, toward a row of residences on Tennis Court NW... Read More


A Quick Trip to Mesa del Sol (reprint)

A Quick Trip to Mesa del Sol (reprint)
by Chris Lucas

A Quick Trip to Mesa del Sol  Read More


Welcome to Architect Antoine Predock’s La Luz Neighborhood

Welcome to Architect Antoine Predock’s La Luz Neighborhood
by Chris Lucas

 Begun in 1967, Antoine Predock envisioned, “On a semi-arid mesa above the west side of the Rio Grande bosque, a close-knit community of townhouses creates intimate private realms while conserving open areas for common recreation …The earth-bound houses face either private cul-de-sac streets or pedestrian courts. Glass walls aim east at mountain and city views.” –predock.com   Read More


Architect Antoine Predock -- Three Samples

Architect Antoine Predock -- Three Samples
by Chris Lucas

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