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).
Notre Dame Catholic Church 5 5 1 5 5 6 6 The Notre Dame Catholic Church in Houston, designed p r o j e c t Notre by Turner Duran Architects, replaces existing facilities c l i e n t Notre with a 1,100-seat sanctuary and expanded parking on a r c h i t e c t Turner Duran Architects the existing 20-acre campus. The new church, also d e s i g n t e a m Jack Duran, AIA; Greg Turner, AIA; Alex Bernard, AIA incorporating a 100-seat chapel for daytime services, c o n t r a c t o r Brookstone features modest and creative use of materials and forms c o n s u l t a n t s Halff to evoke strong connections to the past. The design of DBR (MEP) the 20,280-sf building reflects the residential scale p h o t o g r a p h e r Geoff Dame Catholic Church, Houston Dame Catholic Church Associates (civil); CJG Engineers (structural); Lyon and character of the campus while also resolving the 2 3 6 5 6 4 complex circulation requirements of building entry and r e s o u r c e s stone and masonry wall assemblies : liturgical procession. The traditional Gothic configura- timber : tion is organized around a stained-glass window of the Knauf Insulation; roof and wall panels : Petersen Aluminum, Berridge R.M. Rodgers; waterproofing : Acme; glue laminated Henry; building insul ation : church’s namesake, which was relocated to the new Manufacturing; church’s entrance. The iconic image establishes specific Marshfield Door Systems, Ceco Door; gypsum board framing : Dietrich themes for the balance of the architecture—tradition, Metal Framing, Georgia-Pacific, Gordon, USG, American Gypsum; holiness, and faith. Oak trim invests the interior spaces tile : with a timeless sense of warmth. Natural light enters paints : from all four sides of the sanctuary and helps organize Building Systems metal doors : American Door Products; American Stone Company, Daltile; wood doors : acoustical ceilings : USG; ICI Paints; protective covers : AVADEK; metal building : Red Dot the liturgical procession focused on the altar and, ultimately, the tabernacle. Sustainable design aspects of the project include daylighting and an energy-efficient mechanical system. N o e l l e H e i n z e Floor Plan 1 Gathering Hall 2 Nave 3 Sanctuary 4 Chapel 5 Restroom 6 Mechanical 74 t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 1 1 / 1 2 2 0 1 1