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RDA Lecture Series, Texas, USA – Texan Architectural News

1 Sep 2015

RSA/RDA Lecture Series

RSA/RDA Lecture Series 2015

Farshid Moussavi will be the first speaker for Seriously Cute, the RSA/RDA Fall 2015 Lecture Series, Monday, September 14 at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, at 7 p.m. A wine reception sponsored by Sheryl Kolasinski begins at 6 p.m. Please plan to join us!
Click here to purchase tickets for the entire series!

RSA/RDA Lecture Series 2015

Curated by RSA Assistant Professor Andrew Colopy, Seriously Cute features two additional speakers:

  • October 14
    Mark Linder, Professor, Syracuse University
    Reception sponsored by a Friend of RDA
  • October 21
    Jimenez Lai, Leader, Bureau Spectacular; Lecturer, UCLA
    Reception sponsored Perkins+Will

All lectures are held at 7 p.m. in the Brown Auditorium at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet Street.

Series Tickets:
$20 – RDA, MFAH members
$15 – Senior citizens 65 years and older
$10 – Students with ID
$35 – Others

These lectures are made possible by Pickard Chilton; Brochsteins; Cardno Haynes Whaley; D.E. Harvey Builders; DPR Construction; Hines; Hines Southwest Region; Kendall/Heaton Associates; Planning Design Research Corporation; Satterfield & Pontikes Construction Inc.; Walter P Moore; The Woodlands Development Company/The Howard Hughes Corporation; and sponsorship support from Anslow Bryant Construction; ARC Document Solutions; Associated General Contractors- Houston; The Office of James Burnett; Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing; D|G Studios; FKP Architects; Gensler; Gilbane Building Company; Hoar Construction; Kirksey| Architecture; Matrix Structural Engineers; McCoy Workplace Solutions; Morris; I.A. Naman + Associates; Office Pavilion; PGAL; TDIndustries, Inc; Windham Builders; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Corporate Members of the Rice Design Alliance; the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance; and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

1 Sep 2013

Rice Design Alliance Events

19 Sep 2013 – The RSA/RDA fall lecture series, RE:ARCHITECTURE [NSFW], starts next week with architect Meejin Yoon!

Meejin Yoon is founder of MY Studio, co-founder of Höweler + Yoon and an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Yoon has been awarded the 2008 United States Artist Award in Architecture and Design, the 2007 Architect League’s Emerging Voices Award, and the 2005 Rome Prize in Design.

The lecture series, curated by Rice Assistant Professor of Architecture Troy Schaum, features young firms that are building in unique ways and refuse to play it safe. The series will highlight a new generation of architects attempting to engage architecture by operating nimbly across scales, methods, techniques, and sites of work. Framed by the popular online tag, Re: Architecture [Not Safe For Work] investigates how architects’ assumptions regarding safe boundaries for contemporary disciplinary investigation simultaneously limit and propel their creative practices.

We hope that you can join us next Wednesday, September 25 at the MFAH for the lecture at 7 p.m. in the Brown Auditorium and a pre-lecture reception starting at 6 p.m. sponsored by Clark Condon Associates in the Caroline Weiss Law Building lobby.

RSA/RDA Lecture Series – external link

Special thanks to our sponsors: ARC Document Solutions; Austin Commercial; Brochsteins; CEMEX; Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing; Fast Track Specialties, Inc; Gensler; HBL Architects; HBL Architects; D. E. Harvey Builders; Haynes Whaley Associates, Inc.; Jackson & Ryan Architects; Kendall/Heaton Associates; McKinnon Associates; Miller Dahlstrand Architects; Morris Architects; PM Realty Group; Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc.; Shah Smith & Associates; The Southampton Group; Walter P Moore; Ziegler Cooper Architects; the Corporate Members of the Rice Design Alliance; the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Rice Design Alliance Trip

In June 12 – 19, 2012, RDA tour-goers will travel to Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia, accompanied by Rice School of Architecture professor Farès el-Dahdah and architectural historian Stephen Fox. The trip includes expert guides, private tours and receptions, and a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

If you would like to participate in this exciting travel opportunity, please let us know as soon as possible as there are only a few places left on this tour.

Rice Design Alliance Tours – external link

If you have questions, please contact Lynn Kelly, lynnkellyrda(at)gmail.com

Rice Design Alliance Events

Chinese Architecture: 中国建筑

A lecture series focusing on the impact of the thirty-year building explosion in China.

“The lecture series will be a great opportunity to see design being done in China in the context of tremendous growth,” says RDA board member and Chinese Architecture steering committee member Camilo Parra. Read up on the series and learn how much China’s growth parallels Houston’s own with a great piece in the Houston Chronicle written by fellow board member, Christof Spieler.

The series will take place each Wednesday from September 28 through October 19

Rice Design Alliance Lecture

MFAH Bookstore Presents a Lecture by Lars Lerup

As a friend of RDA, we think you will be interested in attending a lecture and book signing with Lars Lerup, professor and former dean of the Rice School of Architecture, presented by The MFAH Bookstore.

Loved by its inhabitants, Houston is defined by both huge potential and difficult challenges. In his latest book, One Million Acres & No Zoning, Lerup examines America´s fourth-largest city as a test-case for twenty-first-century urbanism and our understanding of unregulated cities everywhere. As he writes, “Contemporary Houston is neither city nor metropolis, but an urban condition of a third kind.”

14 Sep 2011
7.00 pm
Brown Auditorium

Free Admission (Limited Seating)

You can reserve a copy of the book by calling 713.639.7360. MFAH Members receive a 10% discount.

Spotlight Award Winners La Dallman Lecture

Lecture by Spotlight winners Grace La and James Dallman, joint partners of the Milwaukee firm, LA DALLMAN – 7 Sep 2011

LA DALLMAN was named a 2010 Emerging Voice by the Architectural League of New York and was a recipient of the national 2007 Bruner Award for Urban Excellence Silver Medal. The firm is responsible for such innovative projects as the Miller Brewing Employee Meeting Center, the Marsupial Bridge, the UWM Hillel Student Center, and the “City of Freshwater and Great Lakes Future” permanent exhibits at Discovery World; among countless others.
TIME: 7:00 p.m. (pre-lecture wine reception begins at 6 p.m.)

PLACE: Brown Auditorium, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 1001 Bissonnet. Additional parking is available until 7 p.m. for $6 in the museum garage located at the corner of Binz and Fannin Streets.

TICKETS: This event is free for RDA Members and students presenting identification. Tickets for non-members are $25, but those who join RDA that evening will receive a free ticket. Tickets are required for entry and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 6 p.m. the evening of the lecture. Seating is limited; attendees are encouraged to arrive early.

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Rice Design Alliance Texas Events

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CCIM Madrid
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Rice Design Alliance Charrette : Willow Waterhole Park, Houston, Texas

Rice Design Alliance Event : Pecha Kucha

Rice Design Alliance Film : Julius Shulman

Rice Design Alliance Contest : Galveston Seawall Design Competition

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Menil Drawing institute Building Houston
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The Caroline Wiess Law Building
photograph © MFAH

Houston Ballet
Marshall Strabala, Gensler
Houston Ballet
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Observation Tower at Circuit of the Americas, Austin
Design: Miró Rivera Architects
Austin Observation Tower
picture : Paul Finkel | Piston Design

American Architecture

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Rice Design Alliance Events

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NowLab’s daylit Haus JJ has its own emergency escape fireman’s pole


The heart of the design is the spiral staircase directly illuminated by natural light thanks to a skylight above. Built on the 4th and 5th floors of an apartment building in Kreuzberg, Berlin, the apartment features defined living areas and circulation

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Register now for San Francisco’s 2015 Architecture and the City festival


AIA SF's Architecture and the City Festival is bringing a great program of design events to San Francisco this September - sign up now before spots fill up!

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why you should stop buying bottled water


Americans buy a staggering amount of bottled water every year. Not only does that bottled water consumption add to a wasteful water footprint—the average U.S. consumer uses as much as 1,320 gallons per day—but it’s also the source of tons of water

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National Geographic plants faux ivory tusks to track the illegal ivory trade route


National Geographic took an incredible stance in the efforts to stop the illegal ivory trade in Africa, my planting and tracking their own faux tusks. Commissioned specially for NatGeo, the fake tusks were equipped with GPS trackers, so the publication

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Solar-powered handheld WaterDrop produces cool drinking water in the desert


By 2040, 33 countries are expected to face extreme water stress, according to the World Resources Institute, making the race to form innovative solutions more furious than ever. Ap Verheggen has been on the cutting-edge of solar thought experiments for

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New artificial leaf technology could revolutionize renewable energy production


The big challenges standing in the way of a full frontal assault on petroleum by the clean energy industry are the cost of production and a dearth of ways to store the energy after its produced. But recently a team from Caltech’s Joint Center for came

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Three category 4 hurricanes developed in the Pacific simultaneously for the first time in recorded history


Bill McKibbem warned us three decades ago that climate change would create a series of devastating phenomena that we have never before seen, and we are already starting to see that prediction come true. On Saturday evening, for the first time in three 4

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Metro Ofis Building in Istanbul

Metro Ofis Building, Istanbul Office Development, Turkish Architecture, Images

Metro Ofis Building

Turkish Office Development – design by BFTA Mimarlik

31 Aug 2015

Metro Ofis Building in Istanbul

Design: BFTA Mimarlik

Location: Pendik, Istanbul Turkey

Located in Pendik, which is rapidly-growing business district on the Asian side of Istanbul, Metro Ofis is sited just on the edge of the oldest highway of the city. 60 m tall tower building consists of 77 offices distributed on 20 floors by 1, 2 and 3 units.

Metro Ofis

Nowadays E5 road has lost its highway character becoming a large boulevard without pedesterians. Fancy residential and mainly commercial buildings are being developed along the highway, competing to be a “landmark” of their own.

Metro Ofis

Due to a special regulation of the local authority, Metro Ofis is attached to another same height building. Thus the building is not designed to be a landmark among many so called landmark buildings, but be an ‘interesting’ mark for this fresh commercial area of Istanbul.

Metro Ofis Metro Ofis
Fast traffic and car circulation through the highway are some of the signs of ‘Metro’polis life style. Yakacık metro station is in front of the site, that is why the building was named ‘Metro’ Ofis.

Metro Ofis Metro Ofis
Thin reinforced concrete slabs, have been covered with white CNC-cut aluminium cladding panels in different shape and rhythm on each floor. Providing dynamic image to the building, these different sized waves, serve as solar control. Neutral glass color and dark window frames provide imperceptible continuity. Also balcony´s dark grey roofing provides extra contrast; dark

Metro Ofis

Metro Ofis Building in Istanbul – Building Information

Architects: BFTA Mimarlik
Location: Pendik, Istanbul Turkey
Design project Team: Fuat Taşkıranoğlu, Beylem Taşkıranoğlu, Miguel Zapatero, Murat Nizam
Client: Helis Yapı
Collaborators: Selim Kanbur / Structural, META/Mechanical, Haskar Mühendislik / Electrical, Min Tasarım / Renderings, ARC Maketevi / Model
Area: 7.500m²
Design year: 2012 Completion year: 2015
Photographs: Gürkan Akay

Metro Ofis

Metro Ofis Building in Istanbul images / information from BFTA Mimarlik


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Metro Ofis Building in Istanbul

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Metro Ofis Building

Turkish Office Development – design by BFTA Mimarlik

31 Aug 2015

Metro Ofis Building in Istanbul

Design: BFTA Mimarlik

Location: Pendik, Istanbul Turkey

Located in Pendik, which is rapidly-growing business district on the Asian side of Istanbul, Metro Ofis is sited just on the edge of the oldest highway of the city. 60 m tall tower building consists of 77 offices distributed on 20 floors by 1, 2 and 3 units.

Metro Ofis

Nowadays E5 road has lost its highway character becoming a large boulevard without pedesterians. Fancy residential and mainly commercial buildings are being developed along the highway, competing to be a “landmark” of their own.

Metro Ofis

Due to a special regulation of the local authority, Metro Ofis is attached to another same height building. Thus the building is not designed to be a landmark among many so called landmark buildings, but be an ‘interesting’ mark for this fresh commercial area of Istanbul.

Metro Ofis Metro Ofis
Fast traffic and car circulation through the highway are some of the signs of ‘Metro’polis life style. Yakacık metro station is in front of the site, that is why the building was named ‘Metro’ Ofis.

Metro Ofis Metro Ofis
Thin reinforced concrete slabs, have been covered with white CNC-cut aluminium cladding panels in different shape and rhythm on each floor. Providing dynamic image to the building, these different sized waves, serve as solar control. Neutral glass color and dark window frames provide imperceptible continuity. Also balcony´s dark grey roofing provides extra contrast; dark

Metro Ofis

Metro Ofis Building in Istanbul – Building Information

Architects: BFTA Mimarlik
Location: Pendik, Istanbul Turkey
Design project Team: Fuat Taşkıranoğlu, Beylem Taşkıranoğlu, Miguel Zapatero, Murat Nizam
Client: Helis Yapı
Collaborators: Selim Kanbur / Structural, META/Mechanical, Haskar Mühendislik / Electrical, Min Tasarım / Renderings, ARC Maketevi / Model
Area: 7.500m²
Design year: 2012 Completion year: 2015
Photographs: Gürkan Akay

Metro Ofis

Metro Ofis Building in Istanbul images / information from BFTA Mimarlik


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Architecture Tours Istanbul

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Istanbul Building

Palladium Tower Project
Swanke Hayden Connell Architects
Palladium Tower Building
picture from architect

Palladium Tower Istanbul



Istanbul Architecture

Kanyon, Levent
The Jerde Partnership with Tabanlioglu Architects
Kanyon Istanbul
picture from architects

Kanyon Istanbul

Zorlu Center
Tabanlioglu Architects with EAA
Zorlu Center Istanbul
image from architects

Zorlu Center Istanbul

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Macro Sea revamps 100-year-old factory as shabby chic student housing in Berlin’s hippest neighborhood


This lively student housing block that mixes traditional Bavarian design elements, Danish furniture and laidback atmosphere is nestled in a 100-year-old factory in Berlin. New York-based real estate and design firm, Macro Sea, revamped the old Roka in a

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Arizona rules all dogs and cats sold in pet stores must come from shelters


A federal judge in Phoenix, Arizona just ruled that all dogs and cats sold in pet stores must come from animal shelters or non-profit organizations.

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New map shows where large mammals would exist without humans


How would the world look if humans had never spread out across the earth? For a start, we'd have a lot more forest, much less pollution, and the stars would look unbelievably bright. But, as a new map shows, the planet would also be absolutely teeming A

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Giant LEGO bricks snap together into life-size modular furniture


Move over tiny, tedious LEGO—the giant building blocks of your childhood dreams have finally arrived. Arnon Rosan founded EverBlock, a modular system of large-scale LEGO-like bricks with raised lugs that snap together into life-size furniture and structures. The huge blocks are used as both toys and tools, and can be easily stacked to make almost anything your imagination desires, from an adult fort to a modular indoor office space.

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Solar-powered Josey Pavilion beats wicked hot Texas summers without air-conditioning


One of Texas’ most eco-friendly structures is nestled in an unassuming native prairie landscape near Decatur. Named the Betty and Clint Josey Pavilion, the self-sufficient building promotes sustainable land management through education and demonstration—the 5,400-square-foot open-air pavilion is 100% powered by solar, uses zero air conditioning, harvests rainwater, and treats all wastewater on-site. San Antonio-based firm Lake|Flato Architects designed the award-winning pavilion to meet the standards of the Living Building Challenge, a sustainable building certification system more rigorous than LEED or BREEAM.

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Code Black Cafe in Melbourne

Code Black Cafe, Melbourne Restaurant, Victoria Development, Architecture, Images

Code Black Cafe

Victoria Building Restoration, Australia – design by ZWEI

31 Aug 2015

Code Black Cafe in Melbourne

Design: ZWEI

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Australian interiors and architecture firm ZWEI, have designed Code Black, a cafe that was once a mechanics workshop in North Melbourne.

Code Black

Set in what was originally a mechanics workshop, 119 Howard St, North Melbourne, is the next chapter in Joseph Haddad’s Melbourne coffee empire.

Code Black

The space is a warm tonal interplay of existing spatial elements with natural light and materiality, and uses residential references to create an environment that is a ‘home away from home’.

Code Black Code Black
Howard St encourages customers to sit, stay, play and work within the space by creating a seating zone that wraps around the new centrally positioned double height insertion.

Code Black

While the coffee machine is located front and centre, seating nooks tuck around the counter line, even exposing the rear roaster to those positioned deep into the space – a subtle reference to the more serious and coffee centric Code Black in Brunswick.

Code Black

Seating is intentionally wide and comfortable with a focal round dining table generously positioned to the front. The new timber slatted mezzanine caps the counter-line, with the intention to open up the upstairs area as a long stay work zone and weekend overflow area.

Code Black

With a friendly, irreverent graphic treatment and tone throughout, even down to the menu, one could feel as if they are at a quirky friend’s house for breakfast.

Code Black

Code Black Cafe in Melbourne – Building Information

Project name: Code Black, 119 Howard St
Completion date: December 2014
Location: North Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Designer: Zwei Interiors Architecture
Photography: Michael Kai

Code Black

Code Black Cafe in Melbourne images / information received from ZWEI


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