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The finalists of TEX-FAB’s “Plasticity” digital fabrication competition

Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
TEX-FAB is back with their 2014 digital fabrication competition, Plasticity, and the four finalists have been announced. The annual design competition connects experimental design practices with industry leaders, while also promoting innovative research in the architectural applications of digital fabrication and parametric design. Out of…

Winning SKIN installation 3xLP to begin tour this Fall in Texas

Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014
Since 3xLP by Christopher Romano and Nicholas Bruscia won the most recent TEX-FAB SKIN Digital Fabrication competition, the installation was exhibited at TEX-FAB 5 in Austin and will travel to Houston and Dallas along with the other competition finalists this fall. The competition --…

Rice Design Alliance’s Additionally tour highlights modern updates of 8 historic houses in Houston

Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2014
If you're in the Houston, Texas area and want to "add in" some well-in-advance weekend plans, Rice Design Alliance from Rice University will be hosting their 38th Annual Architectural Tour "Additionally" on March 29 and March 30, 2014 from 1-6 p.m. RDA is…

Winners of the Reimagine the Astrodome ideas competition

Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013
In a city where bigger is better, the endless possibitlies of what will happen to the Houston Astrome were to be expected in the Reimagine the Dome competition. Hosted by The Architect's Newspaper and YKK AP, entrants were limited to only their imaginations on determining how the aging Houston…

Providence, RI Takes Grand Prize at Mayors Challenge

Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Providence, Rhode Island was recently selected as America's most innovative city at the nationwide Mayors Challenge, taking home the $5M-Grand Prize for its idea "Providence Talks." The Mayors Challenge, hosted by Bloomberg Philanthropies, is a competition to inspire American cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major…

Renzo Piano’s Menil Collection Wins the 2013 AIA Twenty-five Year Award

Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The AIA today selected the Menil Collection Houston, designed by Renzo Piano, to receive the 2013 AIA Twenty-five Year Award.

ULI/Hines Competition Announces the 2012 Finalists + Honorable Mentions

Posted: Monday, March 05, 2012
Graduate-level student teams representing the University of California-Berkeley, Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and a joint team from the University of Colorado and Harvard University have been selected as finalists for the tenth annual Urban Land Institute (ULI) Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. This…

Three Firms Selected for Museum of Fine Arts Houston Expansion

Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston has selected three architecture firms—Morphosis, Snøhetta and Steven Holl Architects—to submit conceptual design proposals for an expanded MFAH. The project entails the construction of a building intended primarily for post-1900 art, a parking garage and…

TEX-FAB 2.0 and REPEAT Exhibition in Houston Featuring Minimal Complexity

Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Launched with the keynote lecture Complicity and Simplexity by Branko Kolarevic, Chair in Integrated Design at the University of Calgary, TEX-FAB 2.0 began its second event to great success. Well over 100 attendees from across the US, Mexico and the UK attended the Friday lecture series…

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Posted: Monday, April 27, 2009
The Rice Design Alliance (RDA) just announced the winners of its tenth annual grants program, Initiatives for Houston. The grant program focuses on projects that support Houston’s built environment. RDA will award a total…

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