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  2. I wonder if they might move BCN to River Oaks District, and open MAD in the current BCN space. Given the other restaurant tenants in ROD, BCN might be more of a match, whereas MAD could serve as a useful neighborhood restaurant in the current BCN space.
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  4. TMC|3, Texas Medical Center Research Campus

    It might be "kitschy" in its concept and recreation of some object related to its field, but its execution and design is anything but. I guess it's serendipitous that the DNA double helix could make for a good design in any sort of campus, due to its graceful organic lines and cohesive gathering areas enclosed by the overlapping chains. Perhaps it's kitsch in concept; the design is anything but.
  5. TMC|3, Texas Medical Center Research Campus

    Was pondering this last night. While this is an amazing project and I'm already liking the design of it, without a doubt, if this gets built, this will solidify Houston as the "kings of Kitsch". Lets admit it, the concept/parti of this pretty kitschy. Some Designer, "Medical building...what is something that is immediately identifiable as medical...DNA!" It took me awhile to figure out why we seemed to have an immediate emotional reaction to this building where others we sorta kinda have to wait for it to grow on us a bit. Maybe its the scale. Maybe its the idea of what it brings to Houston. Probably all of that. However, I think it might be the immediate representation of the building and its ties to the Medical field, is why it seems to get such favor from us. With that being said, what I seem to appreciate the most is that while the concept/parti is pure kitsch the final product is not. Its very much more refined. Refined Kitsch? I say this because there is the clear other example of kitsch that many of us architects (while adorable in some way) wouldn't ever subscribe to the thought of it as being good. There is a building near outside of Baytown that is a tool shop. The building, as if its the embodiment of what happens a literal toolbox on the outside. The outside looks like a literal tool box with large ornamental latches, etc... Its incredibly kitschy and on-the-nose (for some reason I admire it though). This new medical facility is exactly that in some ways, but more refined. I wouldn't even mind if this was an architectural direction for Houston. This town has always been a little kitschy, but this "refined kitsch" in concept, yet contemporary in execution, is actually pretty stunning and mostly unassuming unless we are looking from above. For that reason it feels like it really belongs here. A symbol in some way of Houston's maturity in all aspects.
  6. Holiday / Days / Heaven On Earth Inn (801 Calhoun)

    bobruss looks like with this sale you got your response
  7. Don Mahoney And Jeana Clair

    I loved the Don Mahoney and Jean Claire show. I performed on the show a couple of times and once with my mom. I have tried for years to get videos of this for my mom as a gift or surprise. It was between 1976-1977. Can someone help me with this. I even called the news station 10 years ago. Please help!!!!
  8. White Oak Music Hall on N Main

    Lawn shows only.
  9. University of Houston Katy Campus
  10. White Oak Music Hall on N Main

    Does this apply to outdoor shows only or is for their indoor shows too?
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  12. TMC|3, Texas Medical Center Research Campus

    ^^^ magnificent video urb!
  13. Cars Ruining Cities

    I notice they conveniently omitted how many more vehicles the Katy Freeway caries these days. Without expansion, the commutes would be far worse. And, realistically, all of those folks living out in Katyland would not move into denser housing closer to town. First, they couldn't afford it, second, they want the suburban lifestyle and schools with no poor kids.
  14. So I know they’re supposed to be opening their new concept “MAD”, but signs on the storefront say “coming soon BCN Taste & Tradition”... Wonder if they changed their mind.
  15. Theater District Master Plan

    I agree with you on Match. I hope others will add to this list. I'm sure Ive left out others. Its a great venue for the smaller arts organizations and a nice design by Lake Flato. Once the Camden apartments on Main are open the park will really start to play a much more important role for Midtown.
  16. Holiday / Days / Heaven On Earth Inn (801 Calhoun)

    Contacting the HAIF Relief Fund! Let's show Houston what we got! Lol
  17. Holiday / Days / Heaven On Earth Inn (801 Calhoun)

    The rendering looks good. Let's do it! Any buyers???
  18. wow, extremely impressive !
  19. Annunciation Catholic Church Courtyard Renovation

    If that siding had been white pine then replacing it every 30 years would be reasonable, but it was either cypress or longleaf. This house also probably had cedar interior shiplap. I do not understand why they wanted this house if this is what they're doing to it.
  20. Holiday / Days / Heaven On Earth Inn (801 Calhoun)

    Ah, I knew I was forgetting something. All in one month!!!
  21. I agree, the framing that is left does indeed look fine. I suppose I meant to say, if they weren't of a mind to salvage as much as they could on this project for the sake of preservation, they wouldn't have left the framing either. Modern quality aside, I'm fairly sure they could have replicated the structure that is left for much less cost than they have in the project thus far. They did add some new temporary framing on the interior to shore things up. Will be interesting to see how they work around the old structure.
  22. Holiday / Days / Heaven On Earth Inn (801 Calhoun)

    Surely whoever buys this would renovate, right? Is this lot really good enough to demo and build something else?
  23. Theater District Master Plan
  24. Falstaff Brewery to be Redeveloped

    One thing these historic reuse projects always neglect is climate-controlled self-storage. Somewhere amid the boutique hotel and the brewpub you've gotta have a place to put the old ping-pong table and VHS tapes.
  25. Holiday / Days / Heaven On Earth Inn (801 Calhoun)

    Even that would be preferable, in my opinion, to what exists there now.
  26. Holiday / Days / Heaven On Earth Inn (801 Calhoun)

    Make it our next building implosion.
  27. Holiday / Days / Heaven On Earth Inn (801 Calhoun)

    It’s only good news if it sells to a new owner who has immediate plans to do something with this property. Hopefully, a new owner with vision can make it into something great.
  28. Holiday / Days / Heaven On Earth Inn (801 Calhoun)

    ...Jones Plaza, Barbara Bush Literary Plaza at the Main Library to name a couple more of this week's simulation.
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