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10 Texas Projects Among ArchDaily’s Top 100

In celebration of 10 years since its launch, ArchDaily has compiled a list of the top 100 American projects on the site. Chosen based on their historical popularity on the site, the projects are presented with expanded material.  Among those selected are seven landmark Texas projects, representing some of the most iconic recent architecture in the state. In no particular order, the projects are: Chapel at Rio Roca Ranch / Maurice Jennings + Walter Jennings Architects -photo by Maurice Jennings + Walter Jennings Architects Read more about the Chapel at Rio Roca Ranch in the May/June 2013 issue of Texas Architect.…

Behind the Scenes

If God is in the details, Kendall/Heaton Associates is a prophet. Since 1978, this discreet Houston firm has been the hidden wizard behind many noteworthy buildings in Texas and beyond — designed by such internationally famous architects as Tadao Ando (Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth), Norman Foster (Winspear Opera House in Dallas), REX Architecture and OMA (Wyly Theatre in Dallas and Milstein Hall at Cornell University), Rafael Moneo (Audrey Jones Beck Building for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston), Renzo Piano (Kimbell Art Museum expansion in Fort Worth), Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, SANAA (Toledo Museum of Art Glass…

Renzo Piano Meets Artists Downtown

Lately, New York and Texas have enjoyed a public love affair. Fresh graduates of important universities, tech types, and creatives circulate freely between the Big Apple and our state’s major urban hubs (the last group also makes the required pilgrimage out to Marfa, following the constant urging of The New York Times). The East Village was once home to a bar called Marfa, and now there’s the experimental venue Trans-Pecos in Queens; there’s also Javelina, a bistro in Gramercy Park that gives New Yorkers their first proper taste of queso. Here in Austin, we have the classy Weather Up on East…

Piano’s Expansion of Kimbell Museum Takes Shape

By Chris Vaughn Fort Worth Star-Telegram March 9, 2012 The Renzo Piano-designed expansion of the Kimbell, finally beginning to take shape as a museum with floors and walls, is no less a work of art than the Renoirs and Monets hanging in the galleries of the original Louis Kahn building. Given that the museum is spending $125 million on the expansion, across from what is widely acknowledged as an architectural masterpiece, it will surely have a more-lasting impact than a traveling exhibit, blockbuster or not. “The first time I stood on the new lobby floor, it was absolutely exhilarating,” Lee…