Texas Architect July/August 2014
From purpose-built museums and galleries to new white-box interiors for former warehouses, we take a look at the relationship between architecture and art as well as the significant role these buildings play by creating cultural nodes in their communities.
Intended to be temporary and transportable, the Rice Museum went on to become a fixture on the Houston arts scene for almost 20 years. It was demolished in April.
“The Architecture of Art Museums: A Decade of Design, 2000–2010”
Ronnie Self’s “The Architecture of Art Museums: A Decade of Design, 2000–2010” is a welcome guide in charting the most formally enigmatic building type of our time.
Rita Catinella Orrell features a hospitality products roundup.
Designing for Density
Architect: James M. Evans, AIA
Mt. Vernon Townhomes, designed by Houston-based Collaborative Designworks, maximizes Houston’s denser-development possibilities and adds a handsome multifamily project to Montrose.
Architect: David Droese, AIA; Jim Poteet, FAIA
As contemporary collections continue to grow, exhibitors’ need for more space is providing the public with opportunities to see art. The Warehouse in Farmers Branch and SPACE Gallery in San Antonio are private collections that are now open to visitors.
A Perfect Foil
Architect: Ross Conway, AIA
Gensler’s Dallas office strikes a beautiful balance between old and new at the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
A Japanese Farmhouse
Architect: Michael Hsu, AIA
Michael Hsu Office of Architecture’s Uchi restaurants have distinguished themselves as outstanding examples of current trends in impeccable restaurant design.