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.
Open House Ringgold Residence by John Pearcy, AIA 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 30 Texas Architect 3/4 2012