Texas Architect May/June 2012: Urban Design
This “Urban Design” edition’s four features do not deal with urban design as typified by comprehensive plans for large swaths of urban environment. Rather, they represent four works of architecture that, by virtue of where they are, play important roles in a broader urban context.
Recognition 1 2 3 AIA Houston Design Awards AIA Houston’s 2012 design awards competition resulted in recognition for 21 projects in eight categories out of a total of 127 entries. Eligibility was limited to projects completed within the last five years and located within the Houston metropolitan area or designed by an architect working in the Houston metropolitan area. Serving as this year’s jurors were: Craig Scott, IwamotoScott, San Francisco; Susan S. Szenasy, Editor in Chief, Metropolis magazine, New York; and Jon Pickard, Pickard Chilton, New Haven, Connecticut. Architecture over 50,000 sf Renovation/Restoration 1 Houston Ballet Center for Dance Julia Ideson Building Gensler Gensler Showcasing classes and rehearsals through large windows into double-height studios, the center serves as a living billboard for dance. 9º House Interloop — Architecture HISD Belfort Early Childhood Center Kirksey Architecture 2 Brockman Hall for Physics, Rice University Triniti Restaurant KieranTimberlake with Jackson & Ryan Architects MC2 ARCHITECTS To fit the site, the building was split into two parallel bars connected by glass-enclosed bridges, with outdoor gathering spaces below. Houston Food Bank RdIR Architects Inc. On the Boards 3 Roy Kelly Multimodal Terminal and Parking Garage Powers Brown Architecture Located in Bryan, the new transit facility enlivens downtown with a mix of uses including transit, parking, retail, and offices. Architecture less than 50,000 sf Hempstead Garden Research Center Interloop — Architecture Botanica Logan and Johnson Architecture Information Technology and Media Center Morris Architects The InHouse OutHouse Rice Building Workshop, Rice School of Architecture Houston Pavilion, 2011 Chongqing International Graduate Students: Andrew Daley, Jason Fleming, Peter Garden Exposition Muessig Morris Architects + SWA Group Conceptual Projects Fish Camp veloCity: Mapping Houston on the Diagonal Peter Muessig, Student, Rice School of Architecture See “Paperwork,” page 24. Interior Architecture Planning Design Research Office Planning Design Research (PDR) BG Group Houston Office Planning Design Research (PDR) See story page 48. Residential Architecture Yoga Studio and Garden Interloop — Architecture 18 Texas Architect 5/6 2012 Divine Detail REPEAT: Minimal Complexity Vlad Tenu + TEX-FAB Ceiling of Julia Ideson Building Gensler Planning Design Research Office Planning Design Research (PDR) HOUSTON BALLET PHOTO BY NIC LEHOUX; BROCKMAN HALL PHOTO BY PETER AARON/OTTO; ROY KELLY GARAGE PHOTO BY DROR BALDINGER, AIA Natalye Appel + Associates Architects