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Calendar, January–February 2016

Highlights of architecture and cultural happenings around Texas, including San Antonio’s Beaux Arts Ball, Contingent Beauty at MFA Houston, and Moderno at The Blanton.

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Control Systems

by: Rita Catnella Orrell

In the January-February 2016 issue, TA’s products editor selects some of the most innovative building control systems on the market today.

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New Air Traffic Control Tower to Put Wings Over San Antonio’s Stinson Airport

by: Aaron Seward

HiWorks and Work5hop teamed up on the competition winning design, which references the early days of aviation and incorporates a civic lighting display.

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Calendar, March-April 2016

Highlights of architecture and cultural happenings around Texas, including AIA Houston’s Celebrate Architecture Gala and Ann Veronica Janssens at the Nasher

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Best of International Product Design

by: Rita Catinella Orrell

Germany, Austria, and Sweden are just a few of the nations represented by the designers and manufacturers in this roundup, ranging from high-strength cement tiles to silk window curtains.

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5G Studio Designs a Pavilion at the Nasher with Dutch Artist Ann Veronica Janssens Members Only

This crisp pavilion in the garden gave way on the inside to an endless world of colored light and fog.

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Highlights of architecture and cultural happenings around Texas, including Meejin Yoon at The Magnolia Theatre and Ronen Sharabani’s Driscoll Villa Projection.

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Products Members Only

by: Rita Catinella Orrell

In the May-June 2016 issue, TA’s products editor highlights six residential furnishings.

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Creek Show: Light Night

Austin’s Creek Show brought thousands of visitors to Waller Creek on a freezing night last fall to see installations by local architects and landscape architects.

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Small is Beautiful

by: Jack Murphy, Assoc. AIA

Candid Rogers Architect’s Marfa 10 x 10 Lightbox peeks over the shrubs to provide sweeping views of the West Texas landscape.

Chris Cooper
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Gray Matter

by: Canan Yetmen

Thanks to architect Mell Lawrence’s deft hand with light and patterning, Hollowcat Wild, a boxy limestone residence nestled in the Austin hills, is imbued with what architect and author Christopher Alexander calls “aliveness.”

Whit Preston and Andrea Calo
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Between Green and Violet

by: Ingrid Spencer

Rand Elliott, FAIA, deploys color with purpose, punctuating galleries at the Marfa Contemporary with vivid jolts of blue and using colored lighting to transform a series of parking structures in surprising ways.

Scott McDonald and Hedrich Blessing
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Dallas Modern

by: Eurico Francisco, AIA

“Dallas Modern” showcases some of the finest modern houses in the city. Reviewer Eurico Francisco, AIA, calls the book “a visual and intellectual delight.”

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Alighted Structures

by: James Warton

Based on morphological studies of avian bone structure, James Warton is exploring thin wall optimization as a possible design model.

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Parametric design and digital fabrication create a responsive modular system focused on filtering light.

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Islamabad High Court

by: Todd Hamilton

Parametric design and digital fabrication create a responsive modular system focused on filtering light.

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by: Joe Self, AIA
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop (Design Architect) and Kendall/Heaton Associates (Architect of Record)

The impossibly smooth concrete of the new Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum is just one of the material details of the building that demonstrates why architecture has the power to resonate with people.

Thomas McConnell
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Louis Kahn Plays the Organ

by: Philip Hendren, AIA

Once upon a time in 1970, Louis Kahn played the organ for a crowd of 400 in Austin.

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by: Rita Catinella Orrell

Our first products roundup by Rita Catinella Orrell.

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by: Rita Catinella Orrell

Rita Catinella Orrell features a hospitality products roundup.

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Temple Dining Hall & Booth Student Center

by: Brett Koenig Greig
Architect: Arthur Andersson, FAIA

Slender pipe columns support a lofty roof while daylight pours into the soaring dining room at Andersson-Wise Architects’ Temple Dining Hall & Booth Student Center.

Andrew Pogue Photography
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by: Rita Catinella Orrell

Rita Catinella Orrell features innovative tiles.

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Women in Architecture Exhibition at AIA Houston

AIA Houston and Architecture Center Houston feature a new exhibition, “Women in Architecture,” spotlighting contributions women have made to
the profession and offering a current snapshot of women’s changing role in architecture and design.

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Modesty is a Virtue

by: Ben Koush, AIA

Architect Donna Kacmar has demonstrated how to do rather a lot with not very much in this tiny, 544-sf house. Located in Houston, the home is like a light-hearted Texas garden folly where one is permanently on vacation.

Julie Pizzo Wood; Charlotte Wood; Luis Ayala
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A Triangle and A Tree

by: Catherine Gavin

At 64 Vanguard Way in Dallas, Max Levy has created a simple composition that represents a thoughtful and rigorous response to the challenges of the site. The house combines subtle connections to nature with playful gestures in the art of dwelling that both suit and delight the couple that lives there.

Charles Davis Smith, AIA
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Austin Community College at Highland Mall

Architect: Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek Architects

Austin’s Highland Mall sits largely abandoned. However Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek Architects’ proposal for the redevelopment of a former department store, into a new Austin Community College campus, floods the interior with light and activates the exterior with student gathering spaces.

Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek Architects, Elizabeth A. Day
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Menil Receives AIA Twenty-Five Year Award

Renown for its diffusion of natural light, the roof of the Menil Collection comprises 300, 25-mm-thick, ferrocement leaves, which protect the building from the light and heat of the Texas sun. Completed in 1981 by Renzo Piano, the Menil received the 2013 AIA 25-Year Award.

Hester + Hardaway Photography
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Irreconcilable Differences Resolved

by: Lawrence Connolly, AIA

The new United States Federal Courthouse in Austin designed by Mack Sogin Merrill Elam Architects meets a stringent security design paradigm and is flooded with natural light. This unconventional civic structure is perfect for Austin’s sensibilities.

Casey Dunn
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Daylight and Design

by: Catherine Gavin

Sketches that bring sunlight and moonlight into spaces in creative, playful ways; otherworldly experiments in color centered on the early morning and evening skies; the construction of shade for people and plants; an oasis of densely planted, colorful cacti in the desert; and the benefits of daylight for work and study — this issue is about natural light and design.

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Waller Creek’s Creek Show

by: Octavia Hayes

Creek Show proposes to transform Austin’s Waller Creek into an active venue for art, architecture, and landscape architecture. A series of temporary installations will appear along the 1.5-mile site in an attempt to surprise and delight the community.

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Chapel Saint Francis de Sales, Haute- Savoie, France

by: Legge Lewis Legge

Legge Lewis Legge’s beautiful proposal for the Chapel Saint Francis de Sales in Haute-Savoie, France, honors the obscure saint of writing.

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Finding the Light

by: Michael Malone, AIA

Michael Malone, AIA, describes for Texas Architect readers how as a student, he discovered Louis Khan’s light, so revered by his architecture professors.

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Down and Up House

by: Stephen Fox

Karen Lantz, AIA, of Lantz Full Circle | Enter Architecture purchased a lot in Houston’s Ranch Estates subdivision and then proceeded to think long and hard about the house she wanted to design there for herself and her husband. The building is an in-depth study in local Texas materials.

Paul Hester and Jack Thompson
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Light Sketches

by: Max Levy, FAIA

Max Levy, FAIA, knows how to bring daylight into a room in beautiful and creative ways. “Light Sails,” rods, trellises, and apertures in the ceiling, these five sketches demonstrate why he is a master of light.

Max Levy, FAIA
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Weekend with Turrell

by: Nonya Grenader, FAIA

Houston is home to three permanent installations by artist James Turrell: “Skyspace” at Live Oak Friends Meeting House; “The Light inside” at Wilson Tunnel, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace at Rice University. Each yields distinctly different effects, yet they are profoundly connected by the artist’s immersive exploration of light.

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Made in the Shade

by: Kevin Sloan

Natural light is essential to architecture, but when thinking about the sunlight in Texas, one of its qualities seems to dominate all the others: heat. Shade structures by architects Bud Oglesby, FAIA; O’Neil Ford, FAIA; Max Levy, FAIA; Murray Legge, FAIA; and Foster + Partners provide significant examples of passive designs to beat the heat.

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Desert Decadent

by: Aaron Seward

The Office of James Burnett’s new Sunnylands Center & Gardens is a composition of color and texture achieved through a densely layered, yet sustainable, planting design.

Ken Hayden, Sibylle Allgaier, and Dillon Diers
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A New Lease on Life

by: Ingrid Spencer

Austin-based Miró Rivera Architects designed a sustainable and economical building, full of natural light, for the not-for-profit LifeWorks in East Austin.

Paul Finkel and Michael Hsu
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School Matters

by: Ron Stelmarski, AIA

A motivated Dallas Independent School District (DISD), in collaboration with the local community and partnering colleges, engaged SHW Group to build the kind of school most only talk about: the Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy.

Luis Ayala
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Nature Meets Science

by: Gregory Ibañez, FAIA

Morphosis Architects has claimed possibly the most visible place in the conversation about Dallas’ object buildings with the fractured, vertical form of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

Thomas McConnell
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WJE Office Building

by: TA Staff

When PageSoutherlandPage proposed using high thermal mass concrete walls as a means of reducing energy consumption in the new office building for Austin engineers Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, the team saw it as an interesting case for experimentation.

Casey Dunn Photography
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Warehouse Transformation

by: TA Staff

For its new home, Overland Partners converted the 26,000-sf Hughes Warehouse in the burgeoning River North area of downtown San Antonio.

Dror Baldinger, AIA
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1000 Foch Street

by: TA Staff

An adaptive reuse of two early 20th-century industrial buildings, 1000 Foch Street in Fort Worth is a simple combination of minimalist forms and materials by Cunningham Architects.

James F. Wilson and Gisela Borghi
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Multipurpose Training Center

by: TA Staff

Leslie Elkins, AIA, designed the $1.45M LEED Silver-certified Magnificat House W.T. and Louise J. Moran Center as a versatile and efficient space that supports a population in transition by providing them with valuable skills.

Hester + Hardaway and Junko Nonaka
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...with Richard Payne, FAIA

by: Lawrence Speck, FAIA

An icon and indisputably the dean of architectural photographers in Texas, Richard Payne, FAIA, has been a registered architect since 1964 and a full-time architectural photographer for almost 45 years.

Nicole Mlakar
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Remain in Light

by: Jack Murphy

Re:Site and METALAB recently installed “Memory Cloud,” a light-based an installation that creatively embodies campus life, at the Texas A&M University Memorial Student Center.

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Roy Kelly Terminal and Parking Garage

by: Ben Koush

Powers Brown Architecture created a safe and inviting street presence with the clean lines and bright lights of the Roy Kelley Terminal and Parking Garage in Bryan.

Dror Baldinger, AIA
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Making Light: The Menil Collection Receives 25-Year Award

by: Ben Koush

The Menil Collection, designed by Renzo Piano with Richard Fitzgerald & Associates and inaugurated in 1987, was selected by the Texas Society of Architects for its 25-Year Award.

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AIA LRGV Tour: Three Hundred Years Of Brownsville Residential Architecture

by: Stephen Fox

Participants in the nineteenth annual Building Communities Conference of the Lower Río Grande Valley chapter of the American Institute of Architects kicked off a two-day conference at South Padre Island in late September with a daylong tour focused on three centuries of residential architecture in the border city of Brownsville.

Photo by John Faulk Images + Design
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Blanco Public Library

Architect: Brett Wolfe, Assoc. AIA

For a planned expansion of the public library in Blanco, designer Brett Wolfe, Assoc. AIA, drew inspiration from F.E. Ruffini’s 1885 limestone courthouse that looms over the center of town about a half-mile away.

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