Robert Fowler Residence
This compact house is sited on an angle on a narrow suburban lot to take advantage of views of Berry Bayou. Its elaborate design reflects architect Clovis Heimsath`s interest in pure geometric forms.
A graduate of Yale University`s famed architecture school, Heimsath studied under renowned modernist Josef Albers.
The house was designed for Robert Fowler, a prolific modern sculptor who primarily worked in welded Cor-Ten steel. Fowler designed monumental sculptures at the Houston Zoo, Jones Hall, the University of Houston, The Woodlands and other sites.
While living in Meadowcreek Village, Fowler designed a daring and impressive altar for the nearby St. Augustine Catholic Church. It was removed by the late 1970`s after several years of controversy by more conservative members of the parish.