Texas Architect March/April 2014

Our "Materials" issue details and critiques the highly anticipated Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum, and features the materials-focused 12th Street Studios in Austin and Dietert Ranch in Real County. A "Digital Fabrication" section highlights projects that are shaping the field and pushing its boundaries.

Material Arts

by: Catherine Gavin

Mies, materials, and digital fabrication — material arts are creative outlets providing new paths for architecture.

PHOTO BY JULIE PIZZO WOOD
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Products

by: Rita Catinella Orrell

Our first products roundup by Rita Catinella Orrell.

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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.

PHOTOS BY PHILIP HENDREN, AIA
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Wilderness Tamed

by: Inga Saffron
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop (Design Architect) and Kendall/Heaton Associates (Architect of Record)

At the Kimbell Art Museum, the wilderness has been tamed, a campus created.

Michel Denancé, HawkEye Media,
Paul Hester, Hickey & Robertson, Thomas McConnell
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Material Dance

by: Canan Yetmen
Architect: Rhotenberry Wellen Architects

In Real County, traditional agrarian structures inspired the exquisite Dietert Ranch.

Paul Hester, Hester + Hardaway Photographers
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Plastic Effects

by: Rachel Adams

Igor Siddiqui created a biodegradable plastic for his installation at Tops Gallery in Memphis, Tenn.

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Raymond Brochstein, FAIA

by: Nonya Grenader, FAIA

Houston's fearless leader, Raymond Brochstein, FAIA, demonstrates and demands excellence.

Photography by Julie Pizzo Wood
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Printing 16th-Century Vaults

by: Catherine Gavin

UT Austin’s Benjamin Ibarra is looking at historic buildings through a technological lens.

PHOTO AND RENDERING BY BENJAMIN IBARRA SEVILLA
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