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BUILDING
 
 
MFAH - Audrey Jones Beck Building
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DESIGNER
 
 
Rafael Moneo

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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
United States
State
Texas
County
Harris
Town
Houston
Address
1001 Bissonnet (at Main), Houston, Texas 77005 (Main Street/Fannin Street/Binz Avenue/Ewing Avenue)
 
 
Telephone
+1.713.639.7300
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Museums and buildings for exhibitions
Art museums
Operations on existing buildings
Extension, superelevation
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1992    
Realisation
2000
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Richard Ingersoll, "Moneo a Houston, il museo come macchina/Moneo in Houston, the Museum as a Machine", Casabella 682, ottobre/october 2000 [Monumenti urbani], pp. 22-31 (22-33), 97-98
Raymund Ryan, "Solid walls, filtered sky: the Audrey Jones Beck Building, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston", Architectural Review 1242, august 2000 [Evolving museums], p. 38-43
Rafael Moneo, Audrey Jones Beck Building. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Edition Axel Menges GmbH, 2000
El Croquis 98, 1999 V [Rafael Moneo. 1995-2000], pp. 120-143
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CLIENT
 
 
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Peter Marzio, director)
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
sqm. 7.686
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STRUCTURES
 
 
CBM Engineers Inc.
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STAFF
 
Preliminary plan
Emilio Tuñon
Project architect
Eduardo Miralles
Collaborators
Hayden Salter, José Luis Gahona, Cristoph Schmid, Belén Hermida
Associate architect
Kendall/Heaton Associates, Inc.
Larry Burns (project architect)
Systems
Altieri Sebor Wieber
Lighting engineer
Fischer Marantz Renfro Stone, Inc.
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ANNOTATIONS
 
 
The building, also being an independent and separated construction, constitutes a widening of the “Museum of Fine Arts” (see other records “MFAH”), to which is connected through a gallery underground.
 
 
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