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).
texas architect 11 / 1 2 2 011 74 the notre Dame catholic church in houston, designed by turner Duran architects, replaces existing facilities with a 1,100-seat sanctuary and expanded parking on the existing 20-acre campus. the new church, also incorporating a 100-seat chapel for daytime services, features modest and creative use of materials and forms to evoke strong connections to the past. the design of the 20,280-sf building reflects the residential scale and character of the campus while also resolving the complex circulation requirements of building entry and liturgical procession. the traditional Gothic configura- tion is organized around a stained-glass window of the church’s namesake, which was relocated to the new church’s entrance. the iconic image establishes specific themes for the balance of the architecture—tradition, holiness, and faith. Oak trim invests the interior spaces with a timeless sense of warmth. natural light enters from all four sides of the sanctuary and helps organize the liturgical procession focused on the altar and, ulti- mately, the tabernacle. sustainable design aspects of the project include daylighting and an energy-efficient mechanical system. Noelle HeiNze project Notre Dame Catholic Church, Houston client Notre Dame Catholic Church architect Turner Duran Architects design team Jack Duran, AIA; Greg Turner, AIA; Alex Bernard, AIA contractor Brookstone consultants Halff Associates (civil); CJG Engineers (structural); DBR (MEP) photographer Geoff Lyon resources stone and masonry wall assemblies : Acme; glue laminated timber : R.M. Rodgers; waterproofing : Henry; building insulation : Knauf Insulation; roof and wall panels : Petersen Aluminum, Berridge Manufacturing; metal doors : American Door Products; wood doors : Marshfield Door Systems, Ceco Door; gypsum board framing : Dietrich Metal Framing, Georgia-Pacific, Gordon, USG, American Gypsum; tile : American Stone Company, Daltile; acoustical ceilings : USG; paints : ICI Paints; protective covers : AVADEK; metal building : Red Dot Building Systems Notre Dame Catholic Church FLOOr PLan 1 gatHeriNg Hall 2 Nave 3 SaNctuary 4 cHaPel 5 reStroom 6 mecHaNical 1 2 3 4 5 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5