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Model Infill House / Ben Koush Associates

© Ben Koush © Paul Hester © Ben Koush © Ben Koush + 31

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston Headquarters / Agency-Agency

© Michael Vahrenwald © Michael Vahrenwald © Michael Vahrenwald © Michael Vahrenwald + 32

Houston, United States

The Steven Holl-Designed Kinder Building is Scheduled for Opening on the First of November 2020

The Nancy and Rich Kinder Building for modern and contemporary art, part of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston is scheduled to open for the public on November 1st 2020. The intervention was conceived for the “display of the important and rapidly growing MFAH collections of 20th- and 21st-century art”.

Detail view of glass tubing on the eastern facade of the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building.. Image © Richard Barnes Exterior view of concrete understructure of the west façade Nancy and Rich Kinder Building.. Image © Richard Barnes Facade of glass tubing on the north facade of the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building.. Image © Richard Barnes Evening view of glass tubing on the east facade of the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building.. Image © Richard Barnes + 9

University of Houston Clear Lake Recreation and Wellness Center / SmithGroup

© Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman + 25

Houston, United States
  • Architects: SmithGroup
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  81000.0 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

4 Teams Shortlisted for the Houston Endowment Headquarters

The four design teams selected for the Houston Endowment Headquarters International Design Competition were announced today by Houston Endowment and Malcolm Reading Consultants, the organizers of the contest. The teams chosen have to imagine the new head offices of the organization, a private institution that tackles the essential needs of the community of greater Houston.

2 Courtyard House / Robertson Design

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

Houston, United States
  • Architects: Robertson Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  4200.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017

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

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

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

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

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

Houston, United States

Transart Foundation / Schaum/Shieh

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

  • Architects: Schaum/Shieh
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  4000.0 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

Glassell School of Art / Steven Holl Architects

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

Houston, United States

Emancipation Park Expansion and Renovation / Perkins+Will

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

  • Architects: Perkins and Will
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  16000.0 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017

White Oak Music Hall / SCHAUM/SHIEH

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

Houston, United States
  • Architects: SCHAUM/SHIEH
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  55000.0 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

Family HQ / Viviano Viviano

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

  • Architects: Viviano Viviano
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  4250.0 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  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.