Texas Architect March/April 2014: Materials
This issue on “Materials” focuses on the new Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum. A series of three articles details and critiques the highly anticipated expansion of one of the most renowned museums of the 20th century. As a continuation of the discussion of the marriage of materials and art, we also feature the 12th Street Studios in Austin — the workspace of a practice born of the marriage between an architect and an artist. A study in the simplicity of materials that make up a ranch in Real County rounds out the discussion.
Contributors Rita Catinella Orrell an Austin-based writer celebrating 20 years of hanging around the architectural profession. She has no plans to stop any time soon. Read her article about the Dietert Ranch on page 62. has been writing about design for over 18 years, covering architecture, interior design, home furnishings, kitchen and bath design, and building products. She was the products editor for Architectural Record for 14 years and was the founding editor of SNAP, a quarterly building products magazine. Read her new products feature on page 26. Canan Yetmen is Mic Patterson has is a Ph.D. student at Southern Methodist University’s Research Center for Advanced Manufacturing. His current pursuits are investigating free-form direct metal laser sintering, electron beam melting, and the integration of robotized manufacturing systems. Read his article about additive metals on page 82. James Warton 10 Texas Architect 3/4 2014 concentrated his professional and academic career on advanced facade technology, structural glass facades, and sustainable building practices. He is the author of “Structural Glass Facades and Enclosures.” Read his article about an innovative self-structuring skin on page 72. Rachel Adams is a curator and writer based in Austin; she has curated numerous exhibitions and public installations in Austin, San Francisco, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Read her article about biodegradable plastics on page 76. Ronnie Self is a Houston-based architect and author of the forthcoming book “The Architecture of Art Museums: A Decade of Design: 2000–2010,” which will be released in March 2014. In his spare time, he is working as the guest editor of an issue of Cite Magazine on architecture and art. Read his thoughts on Renzo Piano’s museums on page 48.