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.
PHOTO COURTESY IGOR SIDDIQUI. A self-structuring envelope made of folded, pattern-rolled, thin-gauge sheet metal; experimental applications for sustainable biodegradable plastics; and stronger, lighter, hollow metal structural systems inspired by the functionality of avian skeletons: Digital fabrication is an ever-growing field increasingly relevant to architectural practice. The following articles detail projects that are shaping digital fabrication and pushing its boundaries. Digital Fabrication 72 76 82 Self-Structuring Skin Plastic Effects Alighted Structures Mic Patterson Rachel Adams James Warton 3/4 2014 Texas Architect 71