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Weiss/Manfredi to Reimagine Dawson State Jail, the "Ugliest Building in Dallas"

Trinity Park Conservancy has selected Weiss/Manfredi as the design architect to reimagine the Dawson State Jail in Dallas, Texas. Dubbed the city's "ugliest building", the project will be transformed with Malone Maxwell Dennehy Architects. The team has been asked to work with the Conservancy to integrate the building and its surrounding neighborhoods into Harold Simmons Park along the Trinity River.

Lamplighter School Innovation Lab / Marlon Blackwell Architect

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1217 Main Street Renovation / 5G Studio Collaborative

© Adam Mørk© Adam Mørk© Adam Mørk© Adam Mørk+ 20

North America’s Tallest Living Green Wall Coming to Texas

The Rastegar Property Company has announced plans to develop the tallest living wall in North America as part of a 26-story tower in Dallas. The building aims to improve local air quality with over 40,000 plants estimated to capture over 1,600 pounds of carbon dioxide and produce 1,200 pounds of oxygen annually. The development will be located across the street from the Union mixed-use complex.

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AC Hotel Dallas by the Galleria / 5G Studio Collaborative

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro to Renovate Frank Lloyd Wright's Kalita Humphreys Theater

Diller Scofidio + Renfro have been selected to renovate Frank Lloyd Wright's Kalita Humphreys Theater in Dallas. Home to the Dallas Theater Center since its opening in 1959, the renovation project will include a master plan for the nine-acre Kalita Humphreys site, which will include new theater spaces and a connection to the Katy Trail.

The Dallas Holocaust & Human Rights Museum / OMNIPLAN

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© Jason O’Rear

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Winnwood Residence / 5G Studio Collaborative

© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

© Adam Mørk© Adam Mørk© Adam Mørk© Adam Mørk+ 21

Dallas Apartment / Olson Kundig

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CIVITAS Capital Group / OFFICIAL

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Throckmorton Renovation / OFFICIAL

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© Robert Yu Photography

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Preston Hollow Residence / Bodron+Fruit

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Rio Vista Residence / Buchanan Architecture

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Colonel Nesmith Readiness Center / Hacker Architects

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  • Architects: Hacker Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  40000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AEP Span, Lynden Door

Dallas Arboretum Children’s Adventure Garden & Education Center / Dattner Architects

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  • Architects: Dattner Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  48100 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: 9Wood, Carl Stahl, Schüco, RGM

Nikola Olic's Playful Facade Photos 'Reimagine' Their Subjects

© Nikola Olic
© Nikola Olic

In his ongoing study, Nikola Olic - a Serbian photographer based in Dallas, Texas - focuses on “architectural photography and abstract structural quotes that reimagine their subjects in playful, dimensionless and disorienting ways.” Often isolating elements of a facade, which obscures the viewer's sense of scale and perspective, Olic provides short descriptions of each image, acting as a “demystifying tool” and reminding us of the everyday nature of his subject matter. In the third collection shared with ArchDaily, the photographs are taken in Dallas, Fort Worth, Las Vegas, New York, Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Hong Kong.

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Charlotte and Donald Test Pavilion / Buchanan Architecture

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3700 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017

Cable Connections Fail on Bridge in Dallas After City Officials Ignored Santiago Calatrava's Requests for Proper Testing

The office of Santiago Calatrava, known for their incredible feats of architecture and engineering, has come under scrutiny for the failures of three cable connectors on their Margaret McDermott Bridge in Dallas, Texas, which has been delayed in opening due to the failures that occurred in Spring of 2016. However, while the office has taken heat for the malfunction, as the Dallas Observer reported, a newly released set of documents show that Calatrava’s team tried to insist on testing the strength of the cables, even going so far as offering to loan money for these tests, but these offers were declined by the city.