Texas Architect March/April 2012: Destinations
Destinations represent different points of arrival, whether a temporary stopping place during a student’s busy day on campus or destinations for entertainment and cultural events.Of particular note is the destination for dignitaries from around the world who will travel to Houston in mid-April for the official unveilingof the Asia Society Texas Center, previewedon page 44. Yoshio Taniguchi’s design for the$48.4 million building establishes the New York based Asia Society (founded in 1956 by John D.Rockefeller III to educate the public about Asia)with its first branch between the two coasts. Thefour-day celebration culminates with a free openhouse on April 14-15 for the public, featuringtours, food, and performances, as well as theopening of Treasures of Asian Art: A RockefellerLegacy, a temporary exhibition of works from theMr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller Collection atAsia Society New York.
Project ringgold residence, brownsville Client withheld Architect origo works Design Team Javier huerta, aIa; Francisco lopez; noel ogao; amber loya Consultants mendoza engineering (structural); Cad-Con (civil) Photographer John Faulk Resources MASONRY UNITS : triple aaa ; GRANITE : Jaime Guerrero ; METAL MATERIALS/METAL ROOFING : royal metal building Components ; RAILINGS : hollaender mfg. Co. ; WATERPROOFING : Grace Construction products ; INSULATION : Icynene ; ROOF TILES : Clay max ; VINYL WINDOWS : andersen windows ; PAINT : sherwin williams Ringgold Residence by John Pearcy, AIA 30 Texas Architect 3/4 2012 Open House