VIDEO: Renzo Piano Pavilion at Kimbell Art Museum

Arbuckle Industries, the producers behind the highly lauded documentary Archiculture, has shared with us a small teaser revealing Renzo Piano’s recently opened expansion at the Kimbell Art Center. Situated just 65 yards from Louis I. Kahn’s “signature cycloid-vaulted museum of 1972,” the single-story, colonnaded pavilion “stands as an expression of simplicity and lightness.”

Renzo Piano Pavilion at Kimbell Art Museum / Renzo Piano + Kendall/Heaton Associates

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Architects: Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Kendall/Heaton Associates
Location: Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA
Project Manager: Paratus Group
Area: 101130.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Robert Laprelle, Robert Polidori

Applied: Research Through Fabrication Competition Results and Exhibition

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The Applied: Research Through Fabrication exhibition which took place the first weekend in March highlighted the winning proposal of their competition, titled ‘Cast Thicket’, designed b yo_cy’s Ken Tracy and Christine Yogiaman. The project was exhibited at the two-day event led by internationally recognized instructors within the field of parametric modeling provided a robust opportunity for participants to be exposed to the highest level of concentrated learning possible. More images and information on the event after the break.

Phyllis J. Tilley Memorial Bridge / Rosales + Partners Architects

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Architects: Rosales + Partners Architects
Location: Phyllis J. Tilley Memorial Bridge, , TX 76102,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Rosales + Partners Architects

iProspect / VLK Architects

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Architects: VLK Architects
Location: Fort Worth, TX,
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 25,000 sq ft
Photographs: Chad M. Davis, AIA

Flashback: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth / Tadao Ando

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Architect: Tadao Ando
Location: Fort Worth, ,
Site Architect: Kendall-Heaton Associates
Landscape Architect: SWA Group
Structural Engineer: Thornton-Tomasetti/Ellisor-Tanner Engineers
Contractor: Linbeck Construction Corp.
Project Area: 10.96 acres
Project Year: 2002
Photographs: Liao Yusheng

Tarrant County College / Bing Thom Architects

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Architect: Bing Thom Architects
Location: 245 E. Belknap Street, Fort Worth, Texas,
Associate Architect: Bennett Benner Pettit (formerly Gideon Toal)
Design Team: Bing Thom, Michael Heeney, Venelin Kokalov, Ling Meng, Francis Yan, Shinobu Homma, Matthew Woodruff, Amirali Javidan, Bibianka Fehr, Lisa Potopsingh, Berit Wooge, Nicole Hu, Michael Motlagh
Client: Tarrant County College
Photographs: Nic Lehoux Photography

10 Up and Coming Urban Neighborhoods

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USA Today has put together a list of city neighborhoods which are satiated with activity, areas which offer a “great slice of urban life.” These districts trend from the urban vicinity to its very core, each in itself exemplifying the revitalization of the American city. The list includes regions which have been influenced by deliberate urban revitalization projects, such as High Line Park in Chelsea; while other neighborhoods have experienced an influx of a younger populace which has contributed to its growth, such as Lawrenceville in Pittsburgh.

See the 10 Up and Coming Urban Neighborhoods after the break.

AD Classics: Kimbell Art Museum / Louis Kahn

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Located in Fort Worth, , the by Louis Kahn has become a mecca for all who are interested in modern architecture. The element of natural light is the main focus of the design, and creates elegant spaces that are perfectly suited for the art that it houses.

More on Louis Kahn and the Kimbell Art Museum after the break.

AD Classics: Bass Residence / Paul Rudolph

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A remarkable architect not only designs on one scale, but can shift between residential and large-scale buildings while maintaining a distinct style or set of techniques to link them all together.

The houses of Paul Rudolph have withstood the tests of time, both in the physical sense and in their ability to be greatly appreciated and admired even as architectural styles evolve. His residences are marked by his explorative uses of structure and inventive building techniques.

, Texas holds one of the few houses built by Rudolph outside of Florida. The of the early 1970s is evidence of his attempts to fuse a new and old architecture style “whose richness came not from applied ornament but from spatial complexities developed from structure and the three dimensional elaboration of the program.”

The Bass Residence marks the most ambitious housing project of Rudolph, and the intensity of overlapping horizontal volumes and pronounced cantilevers show his rigor in designing a cohesive unit whose ideas can be read and comprehended by any architect or unstudied person alike.

More on the Bass Residence after the break.