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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

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Montrose, Houston, TX, United States
  • Team

    Giorgio Angelini, Tucker Douglas, Ane Gonzalez, Nathan Keibler, Kevin Lin, Anika Schwarzwald, Ian Searcy, Anastasia Yee, Yixin Zhou
  • Area

    4000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

12:00 - 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.

Michael Maltzan Designs "Experimental" Arts Center at Rice University

16:20 - 12 August, 2016
Michael Maltzan Designs "Experimental" Arts Center at Rice University, North façade of the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, Houston, TX. Image Courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc.
North façade of the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, Houston, TX. Image Courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc.

Michael Maltzan Architecture has released new images of their design for the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University in Houston, Texas, coinciding with the announcement that the building will open to the public on February 24, 2017. The building is conceived as a multi-disciplinary lab for creativity, which will contain “an experimental platform for creating and presenting works in all disciplines” as well as a flexible teaching space and a forum to host partnerships with visiting national and international artists.

Northwest corner of the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University. Image Courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc. Flexible Gallery at the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University. Image Courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc. Northwest corner detail of the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, August 2016. Image © Geoff Winningham North façade of the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, Summer 2016. Image Courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc. + 8

Esrawe + Cadena's Toy-Inspired "Los Trompos" Installation

06:00 - 1 April, 2016
Esrawe + Cadena's Toy-Inspired "Los Trompos" Installation, Courtesy of Discovery Green Conservancy
Courtesy of Discovery Green Conservancy

Colorful, woven spinning tops decorated the lawn at Houston’s Discovery Green park from November 14, 2015-March 22, 2016 as part of an interactive art installation by Mexico City designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena. Dubbed Los Trompos, the installation featured twenty, 3D structures that also doubled as seating. Only two or more people working together could make the tops spin, “fostering an engaging connection.”

Courtesy of Discovery Green Conservancy Courtesy of Discovery Green Conservancy Courtesy of Discovery Green Conservancy Courtesy of Discovery Green Conservancy + 47

Shotgun Chameleon / ZDES

12:00 - 8 February, 2016
Shotgun Chameleon / ZDES, © Paul Hester
© Paul Hester

© Paul Hester © Paul Hester © Paul Hester © Paul Hester + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Houston, United States
  • Area

    1500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts Reveals Expansion Plans with Buildings by Steven Holl and Lake|Flato

00:00 - 16 January, 2015
Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts Reveals Expansion Plans with Buildings by Steven Holl and Lake|Flato, The Fayez S. Sarofim Campus. Image Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects
The Fayez S. Sarofim Campus. Image Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) has released plans for an ambitious $450 million expansion that will transform it into one of the largest art campuses in the US. The 14-acre masterplan will include three new buildings - one by Texas-based Lake|Flato Architects and two others by museum aficionado Steven Holl Architects - connected by a pedestrianized landscape of reflecting pools and gardens.

The first scheduled to break ground (this year) is the Steven Holl-designed, 80,000-square-foot new home for the Glassell School of Art. The L-shaped, pre-cast concrete structure will, as MFAH describes, pride itself as an extension of the campus landscape, featuring a stepped amphitheater that leads up to a walkable, trellised roof garden.

The Glassell School of Art. Image Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects The Glassell School of Art. Image Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects The Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation Center for Conservation. Image © Lake|Flato Architects The Nancy and Rich Kinder Building. Image Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects + 13