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Architecture Design and Building in Texas, USA - 01
Architecture Design and Building in Texas, USA

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WYLY THEATRE BY REX AND OMA

The first thing that strikes a visitor to the new Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in Dallas, Texas, is that the building doesn't look like a theater at all. It's a basic box elongated upward. The typical theater configuration, with an auditorium surrounded by a public lobby and back-of-house support spaces, has been completely reshuffled by architects REX and OMA into a vertical stack. — Published 2010.0908

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FOSTER'S NEW OPERA

The extroverted Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House by Norman Foster has sprung up in Dallas, Texas, across the street from the internally dynamic Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre by REX and OMA. — Published 2010.0526

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ENGINEERING A PEI CANTILEVER - DALLAS CITY HALL

Innovative architecture often requires equally innovative engineering and technologies for successful realization. An outstanding example of design and engineering interdependence can be seen in the Dallas City Hall, a landmark building completed in 1977, designed with daring vision by one of the world's leading architectural teams, I.M. Pei & Partners. — Published 2009.0708

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SAROFIM RESEARCH BUILDING

The firms of BNIM Architects and Burt Hill have partnered to design a new facility at the Texas Medical Center. The six-story Fayez S. Sarofim Research Building is now home for the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases (IMM). The building's elegant design is, in several ways, a departure from that of conventional research facilities. — Published 2006.0913

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SKYLIGHTING SCULPTURE

When Texas entrepreneur Raymond Nasher asked for a "roofless museum" for his extensive sculpture collection, his architects and their consultants delivered a unique interpretation. The Nasher Sculpture Center, which opened in downtown Dallas in 2003, is a synthesis of nature and building: a sculpture garden and a building with a roof that's "open" to the light of the sky. — Published 2004.0310

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ANDO'S NEW MODERN

The opening of a new building designed by world-renowned architect Tadao Ando of Osaka, Japan at the end of 2002 marked the 110th anniversary of The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. With 53,000 square feet (4,900 square meters) of gallery space, the new structure for "The Modern," as it is known by locals, is Ando's largest commission in the United States to date. — Published 2003.0115

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DALLAS AIA AWARDS

The Dallas chapter of the American Institute of Architects announced the winners of its 2002 design awards program in September. Among them were both built and unbuilt projects, with special recognition for two buildings over 25 years old that have demonstrated lasting influence. — Published 2002.1002

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