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2 Courtyard House / Robertson Design

13:00 - 10 February, 2019
2 Courtyard House / Robertson Design, © JR Woody Photography
© JR Woody Photography

© Vivi Nguyen © Jack Thompson © JR Woody Photography © Jack Thompson + 18

Farshid Moussavi to Design the First Ismaili Muslim Center in the United States

13:00 - 7 February, 2019
Farshid Moussavi to Design the First Ismaili Muslim Center in the United States, MOCA. Image © Dean Kaufman/Courtesy MOCA Cleveland
MOCA. Image © Dean Kaufman/Courtesy MOCA Cleveland

Farshid Moussavi Architecture has won a competition to design the first Ismaili Center in the United States. To be built in Houston, Texas on an 11-acre site along the Buffalo Bayou, the project will be completed with with AKT II, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects and DLR Group. The team beat out a shortlist including David Chipperfield Architects, OMA and Studio Gang. As the seventh center built worldwide, the building will be a cultural and religious space for Houston’s Ismaili Muslim community.

Aerial Futures Explores Commercial Space Travel at the Houston Spaceport

04:00 - 21 January, 2019
Aerial Futures Explores Commercial Space Travel at the Houston Spaceport, Houston Spaceport. Image Courtesy of Houston Airport System
Houston Spaceport. Image Courtesy of Houston Airport System

A new video by AERIAL FUTURES explores commercial space flight through the Houston Spaceport. The video was produced as part of a broader research initiative bringing together leading thinkers, practitioners and operators to imagine the potential opened up by spaceports. The video explores the spaceport as a new kind of architectural typology, and asks what kind of impact a spaceport is likely to have on the city and its population.

Houston Spaceport. Image Courtesy of Houston Airport System Houston Spaceport. Image Courtesy of Houston Airport System The Next Frontier. Image Courtesy of AERIAL FUTURES Houston Spaceport. Image Courtesy of Houston Airport System + 8

Johnston Marklee's Menil Institute is a Quiet Triumph for a Quiet Art

14:00 - 18 November, 2018
Johnston Marklee's Menil Institute is a Quiet Triumph for a Quiet Art, The Menil Drawing Institute / Johnston Marklee. Image © Courtesy Richard Barnes/ the Menil Collection, Houston
The Menil Drawing Institute / Johnston Marklee. Image © Courtesy Richard Barnes/ the Menil Collection, Houston

Johnston Marklee has rapidly become one of the US’ most exciting practices. After years of completing sensitive and complex domestic-scaled works in Los Angeles, the office vaulted to prominence after being selected to curate Chicago’s 2017 architecture biennial. Since then they’ve completed and embarked on numerous significant projects - none more so than the Menil Drawing Institute.

Houston Museum of Fine Arts / Lake|Flato Architects

19:00 - 28 October, 2018
Houston Museum of Fine Arts / Lake|Flato Architects, © Richard Barnes
© Richard Barnes

© Richard Barnes © Richard Barnes © Richard Barnes © Richard Barnes + 10

AERIAL FUTURES: The Next Frontier

09:00 - 28 September, 2018
AERIAL FUTURES: The Next Frontier, Copyright: The Tab
Copyright: The Tab

A public event will be held to kick off World Space Week at AIA Houston on the evening of Thursday, Oct 4 as part of the AERIAL FUTURES: The Next Frontier think tank taking place in Houston between Oct 4-5, 2018.

Expanding Houston’s reputation as Space City, USA, Ellington Airport’s conversion into the Houston Spaceport will reiterate the city’s role as a front-runner in the space race of the 21st Century. As the most urban-centered commercial spaceport to date – Houston Spaceport is within a 15-minute drive of the central business district – this development will serve as a detonator in

Transart Foundation / Schaum/Shieh

11:00 - 12 September, 2018
Transart Foundation / Schaum/Shieh, © Peter Molick
© Peter Molick

© Peter Molick © Naho Kubota © Naho Kubota © Naho Kubota + 47

Glassell School of Art / Steven Holl Architects

04:30 - 15 May, 2018
Glassell School of Art / Steven Holl Architects, © Richard Barnes
© Richard Barnes

© Richard Barnes © Richard Barnes © Richard Barnes © Richard Barnes + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    5101 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006, United States
  • Category

  • Associate Architect

    Kendall/Heaton Associates
  • Landscape design

    Deborah Nevins & Associates, Inc. in collaboration with Nevins & Benito Landscape Architecture, D.P.C.
  • Construction

    McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
  • Area

    93765.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Emancipation Park Expansion and Renovation / Perkins+Will

15:00 - 14 February, 2018
Emancipation Park Expansion and Renovation / Perkins+Will, © Mark Herboth
© Mark Herboth

© Mark Herboth © Mark Herboth © Mark Herboth © Mark Herboth + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Emancipation Park, 3018 Emancipation Ave, Houston, TX 77004, United States
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Perkins+Will, North Carolina Practice
  • Area

    16000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

White Oak Music Hall / SCHAUM/SHIEH

15:00 - 31 January, 2018
White Oak Music Hall / SCHAUM/SHIEH, © Peter Molick
© Peter Molick

© Peter Molick © Peter Molick © Peter Molick © Peter Molick + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Houston, TX, United States
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Troy Schaum, Rosalyne Shieh
  • Interior Designer

    Gin Design Group – Gin Braverman
  • Area

    55000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Family HQ / Viviano Viviano

15:00 - 9 November, 2017
Family HQ / Viviano Viviano, © Peter Molick
© Peter Molick

© Peter Molick © Peter Molick © Jack Thompson © Peter Molick + 29

Panel Discussion: Future Urbanisms, Genetic Cities

19:08 - 14 June, 2017
Panel Discussion: Future Urbanisms, Genetic Cities

With Thom Mayne and Wolf D. Prix, on the occasion of the exhibition Houston: Genetic City. Envisioning a Future Post-Industry, Post-Oil, Post-Sprawl at Aedes Architecture Forum.

Steven Holl Architects Break Ground on Houston Museum of Fine Arts Extension

06:00 - 6 June, 2017
Steven Holl Architects Break Ground on Houston Museum of Fine Arts Extension, Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects
Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl Architects has broken ground on the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building for Modern and Contemporary Art at The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas. Selected through an international competition in 2012 among finalists Snøhetta and Morphosis Architects, the winning proposal is a 164,000-square-foot museum building that will be one of the campus’s two newest additions. To expand and unite its campus as an integral experience, the Museum is also realizing a new Glassell School of Art also designed by Steven Holl Architects, totaling a 14-acre redesign led by the office.

Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects + 27

This Glass Bottomed Sky Pool is Suspended 500 Feet from the Ground

10:30 - 11 April, 2017

From the soaring infinity pool on top of Marina Bay Sands to a glass-bottomed pool hovering over a mountainous Italian landscape, it’s safe to say death-defying swimming elements have emerged as the most high-adrenaline trend in luxury accommodation.

Now, a new pool at Houston’s Market Square Tower is upping the ante even further with a transparent plexiglass wading pool that projects out 10 feet past the end of the building – and 500 feet above the busy street below.

Concrete Box House / Robertson Design

09:00 - 22 March, 2017
© Jack Thompsen
© Jack Thompsen

© Jack Thompsen © Jack Thompsen © Jack Thompsen © Jack Thompsen + 32

Moody Center for the Arts / Michael Maltzan Architecture

11:00 - 24 February, 2017
Moody Center for the Arts / Michael Maltzan Architecture, © Nash Baker
© Nash Baker

© Nash Baker © Thomas Struth © Nash Baker © Thomas Struth + 17

Thom Mayne Completes Research on Houston’s Urban Future

14:00 - 18 December, 2016
Thom Mayne Completes Research on Houston’s Urban Future, Courtesy of University of Houston
Courtesy of University of Houston

Pritzker Prize winner Thom Mayne has completed a three-semester–long study of Houston’s future, given its current sprawling urban conditions and rapid growth. The project, conducted alongside 21 University of Houston students and faculty members Matt Johnson, Peter Zweig, and Jason Logan, focused on ways of addressing the problems that arise from Houston’s historical lack of zoning in conjunction with the largely unregulated growth of industry and capitalism. These approaches include reinventing the current energy infrastructure, changing real estate and density, and leveraging the lack of zoning to generate new ideas.

Architecture Research Office Selected to Renovate Philip Johnson-Designed Rothko Chapel

16:00 - 24 October, 2016
© Chad Kleitsch
© Chad Kleitsch

New York’s Architecture Research Office (ARO) has been selected to lead in the renovation and master planning of the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas. The project aims to modernize and improve the renowned structure, which houses 14 monumental paintings by Mark Rothko in an interior space designed to meet the artist’s precise specifications, and its surrounding plaza and reflecting pool. The original building was largely designed by Rothko himself, with consult from a trio of architects including Philip Johnson.