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Steven Holl Architects Chosen to Design Houston Museum of Fine Art Addition
Posted By Molly Cotter On February 6, 2012 @ 1:40 pm In Architecture,Art,Design,News | No Comments
photo of the Nelson Atkins Museum by Steven Holl Architects
The Houston Museum of Fine Arts  has just chosen Steven Holl Architects  to design a new building for their expansive institution. One of our longtime favorite firms in sustainable design and recent winner of the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal , Holl and Co. will certainly produce an eco-savvy and innovative addition to the museum. With buildings already designed by iconic artists Isamu Noguchi , Mies van der Rohe , and Rafael Moneo , the museum’s newest structure is certainly in good company.
Details of the new building are scarce, but it will house mostly art from after 1900 that’s part of the museum’s permanent collection. Covering two acres of land that is currently a parking lot, the design will also make room for extra galleries for traveling exhibitions, educational rooms, a library, lecture halls, a theater, and a restaurant. Not unlike many of Holl’s creations  around the world, the structure will meld flawlessly into its surrounding environment, including nearby buildings. The new addition is said to be inspired by the museum’s Audrey Jones Beck  and Caroline Wiess Law building s, both with their linear glass and concrete facades that capture natural light and maximum use of space. We can’t wait for the renderings to be revealed!
via Arch Daily 
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URLs in this post:
 Houston Museum of Fine Arts: http://www.mfah.org/
 Steven Holl Architects: http://www.stevenholl.com/
 American Institute of Architects Gold Medal: http://inhabitat.com/steven-holl-wins-the-2011-aia-gold-medal/
 Isamu Noguchi: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isamu_Noguchi
 Mies van der Rohe: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_Mies_van_der_Rohe
 Rafael Moneo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafael_Moneo
 Holl’s creations: http://inhabitat.com/steven-holls-sliced-porosity-block-tops-off-in-chengdu-china/
 Audrey Jones Beck: http://mfah.org/visit/maps-directions/beck-building/
 Caroline Wiess Law building: http://mfah.org/site_media/uploads/attachments/2010-12-17/LawBldgModel.pdf
 Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/205096/holl-to-design-mfah/
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