Texas Architect Nov/Dec 2011: Arts & Science
Built around the theme of “Arts & Science,” the November/December 2011 edition of Texas Architect profiles the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) by H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture; Waco Mammoth Site by Cotera+Reed Architects; East Village Lofts by Bercy Chen Studio; and Houston Ballet Center for Dance by Gensler. Also featured: winners of the 2011 Studio Awards: Bat House Visitor Center by Matt Fajkus, AIA, Jesse Rodriquez, and Bo Yoon; Living Module Deployable Housing by Andrew Bell and Noah Marciniak; OutHouse by Andrew Daley, Jason Fleming, and Peter Muessig; and SEEPZ Mumbai by William Truitt. News stories include: the 2011 TSA Honor Awards; restoration by PGAL of the Harris County Civil Courts Building; AIA Dallas and AIA Brazos Design Awards; Go-Green Assistance Center at UTB/TSC; and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge by Santiago Calatrava. There’s also an article on the temporary closing of the Nasher Sculpture Center skyspace by James Turrell, Tending (Blue).
(this page) Metal sunscreens shade the south and west facades, sometimes doubling as balcony guardrails. (opposite page) The mixed-use complex is among several recent additions to Austin’s east side, an area of town that only recently has seen commercial redevelopment. (That’s one of Austin’s 165-foot-tall circa-1890s street lamps – called moonlight towers – shown at the center of this photo.) 66 t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 1 1 / 1 2 2 0 1 1