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  1. There are lots of venues to have a fine Craft Beer here in the Houston Metro Area. Some Old buildings have been repurposed into fine drinking establishments or eateries and have found new life. Lots of new exciting people moving here everyday. What are some of your favorite wateringholes that you have found with weird or exciting architecture to behold and be in awe of as you imbibe your local or national favorites ? Feel free to list names and addresses of these places and WHY they are so awesome to you. Don't forget to tell us what your poison is as well....be it a craft cocktail they make or a specialty drink only they make or your favorite wine, but most importantly.....DON'T FORGET THE CRAFT BEER !!! P.S If you say PBR, or Bud....you will lose a testicle or breasticle, depending on gender ! I would start us off, but I don't wish to seem biased or that I am advertising for any one establishment. Just Sayin' !
  2. I am looking for suggestions on the best books, coffe table and/or history, of Houston and Houston architecture. I’ve searched but I would like some educated suggestions. Thanks.
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    AERIAL FUTURES: The Next Frontier

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    A public event will be held to kick off World Space Week at AIA Houston on the evening of Thursday, Oct 4 as part of the AERIAL FUTURES: The Next Frontier think tank taking place in Houston between Oct 4-5, 2018. Expanding Houston’s reputation as Space City, USA, Ellington Airport’s conversion into the Houston Spaceport will reiterate the city’s role as a front-runner in the space race of the 21st Century. As the most urban-centered commercial spaceport to date – Houston Spaceport is within a 15-minute drive of the central business district – this development will serve as a detonator in making Houston the most cosmically connected city in the world. Because of the Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act of 2015, the commercial sector is now driving the industry, with private investment in commercial space companies reaching a record $3.9 billion worldwide in 2017. The implications this has on the city, its economy, and its lifestyle has not gone unnoticed, with the spaceport earning both the Houston Business Journal’s Economic Deal of the Year Award and Overall Business Deal of the Year Award in 2016. AERIAL FUTURES: The Next Frontier brings together leading thinkers and practitioners to ask how commercial space operations and spaceports will promote economic generation and disrupt urban development impact in the 21st century. PANELISTS The panel discussion will be composed of leading designers and thinkers from the commercial space industry and the architecture community, including: Chris Culbert, Center Chief Technologist at NASA Johnson Space Center Ken Gidlow, Technical Advisor at FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation Mario Diaz, Director of Aviation at Houston Airport System Roger Soto, Director of Design at HOK Marcus Martinez, Urban Design Committee at AIA Houston will Moderate DATE Thursday, Oct 4 Doors Open 6:00PM Program Begins 6:15PM Free & Open to the Public LOCATION AIA Houston @ HOK HOK Design Lab 3200 Southwest Fwy #900 Houston, TX 77027 First-Come Seating AERIAL FUTURES is a non-profit organization and cultural platform exploring innovation in the architecture of flight, technology, and the broader urban mobility ecosystem.
  4. This is a question that has been stumping my networks of photographers and architects, literally, around the world. It finally ocurred to me that houstonarchitecture.com has a forum and a very knowledgeable readship that has always answered every question I have ever posed. Here it is in a nutshell, "This photo was taken in 1914 at 22 rue Saint-Sauveur in the 2nd Arrondissement in Paris, France. This structure no longer exists but it was part of what was known as "the old Paris". What I would like to ask someone, anyone to do is to look at this photo and notice the doorway that is to the left of center in the photo. There is an irregular shaped passageway and the doorway is right next to and to the left of this passageway. If you look above the doorway you will see a rectangular looking piece of either wood or metal that looks attached on both sides about one-third of the way down on either side of the doorway. Then it looks like it is hanging from the top down at approximately a 45 degree angle that's held by what looks like metal or some such material holding it at that angle. I hope I have explain this well enough for you to know what I am talking about. Does anyone out there know what this thing is that is hanging and/or what purpose it serves. Sometimes these old photos and/images show us something that is either archaic or so old that it is no longer used. Then it becomes what is it? Thanks."
  5. Hey everyone. Still working on my Graduate Thesis and need some input via interview/survey. Tried posting this on r/Houston to get more people involved, but the subreddit sucks because anytime I post it auto removes it classifying it as spam! (seriously?) So thought I post this in a more reliable place...here. Since I'm not able to travel back home to conduct this survey/interview with people from the area I'm researching I was wondering if people within this community could possibly help. I would greatly appreciate it! You don't have to answer all the questions if you don't feel comfortable answering them. I would also like a picture if you can provide one. My focus area and site I'm analyzing is also in the link. I'm primarily looking at an area of Midtown/Downtown near I-45 (Pierce Elevated). Please try not to think to much while taking the interview. I want whatever comes first to your mind. I want honest answers. Its important for my research. At the end of my Thesis I'll link to it here in this subreddit and will be sure to give credit to those whom I use for my research. Here is a link to the interview: http://i.imgur.com/hnHoyUZ.jpg You can email me your interview and picture to this email address: derluminare@gmail.com Please comment if you have any questions or critiques.
  6. Howdy everyone! I'm about to begin my thesis project here in Germany this next semester, but I need some help. I've chosen a site in Houston because I wanted to do something related to home and an issue that is very important to the city (highways). Here is where the site is going to be located: Yes, I'm putting the project over the highway. This project will also take into account the proposed reroute and redesign of the highway. I need help with photos of the surrounding area and of the site from multiple angles at various times and at different levels of traffic (from nothing on the road to high traffic). Any help would be fantastic....sense....well I can't exactly go back home to do this myself. I can't offer much of anything in return other than a mention in my thesis in terms of credit for information given and images provided. I hope you guys can help if possible Thanks!
  7. Hello everyone, I would like to ask the community if anyone on this forum is in need of some help with any projects in the Architecture field or Design field. The type of work I'm looking for is contract work/freelance not hourly for reasons with timezones of course, so I would be working remotely from Germany. I'm seeking ways to help finance my stay here in Germany while I continue to finish my Masters. I'm able to do all varieties of design and architecture work. I've worked on architecture projects from the Schematic Phase, to Design Documentation, to Construction Documentation. I'm very proficient with programs such as Sketchup, AutoCAD, Revit, Rhinoceros 5.0 (and Grasshopper plugin), Maya, Zbrush and rendering engines such as VRAY, and Keyshot. As far as design work goes I'm very versatile with programs such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. I have experience working at PBK architects for a total sum of 2 years working on anything from small additions to large high schools. If anyone knows anybody who might need a helping hand with a project either independently, at a firm or something within this community please let me know. I'm willing to do any kind of work and do the best I possibly can do. To the mods, if this isn't the proper place for this post then please move it. I'm merely posting it here in hope this might get some visibility. I really hope that the HAIF community might be able to help me out, and in turn will help you (whoever you might be). You can contact me by sending a private message on this forum. Thanks, Luminare
  8. Dwell Magazine is coming to Houston on September 9th and 10th and bringing the Monogram Modern Home to you! The Monogram Modern Home is a 600 square foot prefab designed by dwell, built by Method homes and outfitted with luxury Monogram Appliances. We are touring the home around the country stopping in six cities, and Houston is our next stop. Please join us for a day full of complimentary continuing education units, culinary tastings and product demonstrations in the home. Location: Houston Antiques Art Design Show Date: September 9th | 9:30am - 4:30pm and September 10th | 10:00am - 5:00pm Register here! For more information, head to: www.dwell.com/monogram Monogram-Houston-CEU-Invite (2).pdf
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    Garden Oaks 2016 Home & Garden Tour

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    Diverse Architecture, Inspired Remodeling & Fun Gardens Highlight the Garden Oaks 2016 Home & Garden Tour Explore the diverse architectural styles of Garden Oaks – one of Houston's most unique neighborhoods – along narrow, tree-lined lanes and beautiful gardens. The 2016 Garden Oaks Home & Garden Tour (GOHT) will showcase an eclectic variety of architecture and interior styles, from stunning contemporary designs and a rare “Century-built” home, to original Garden Oaks homes reborn with inspired remodeling ideas. Among the highlights, an Asian-inspired home using a traditional, hand-crafted exterior treatment called shou sugi ban. Free shuttles run continually, making it easy to tour the homes and gardens that have made Garden Oaks one of Houston's most sought-after neighborhoods. Catch shuttles to all nine stops from the GOHT Tour Center, Garden Oaks Shopping Center, 3800 N. Shepherd between W. 38th and Garden Oaks Blvd. Tickets $20 in advance at these retail locations: Joshua's Native Plants, Merle Norman at Ella & 43rd, and Lv Nails Spa. Or buy online at http://bit.ly/GO_HomeTourTickets. Day of tour tickets are $25, available at the GO Home Tour Center, 3800 N. Shepherd, Houston 77018. Proceeds benefit the public Garden Oaks Montessori Magnet school, neighborhood protection, beautification and other civic enhancements.
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    Garden Oaks 2016 Home & Garden Tour

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    Diverse Architecture, Inspired Remodeling & Fun Gardens Highlight the Garden Oaks 2016 Home & Garden Tour Explore the diverse architectural styles of Garden Oaks – one of Houston's most unique neighborhoods – along narrow, tree-lined lanes and beautiful gardens. The 2016 Garden Oaks Home & Garden Tour (GOHT) will showcase an eclectic variety of architecture and interior styles, from stunning contemporary designs and a rare “Century-built” home, to original Garden Oaks homes reborn with inspired remodeling ideas. Among the highlights, an Asian-inspired home using a traditional, hand-crafted exterior treatment called shou sugi ban. Free shuttles run continually, making it easy to tour the homes and gardens that have made Garden Oaks one of Houston's most sought-after neighborhoods. Catch shuttles to all nine stops from the GOHT Tour Center, Garden Oaks Shopping Center, 3800 N. Shepherd between W. 38th and Garden Oaks Blvd. Tickets $20 in advance at these retail locations: Joshua's Native Plants, Merle Norman at Ella & 43rd, and Lv Nails Spa. Or buy online at http://bit.ly/GO_HomeTourTickets. Day of tour tickets are $25, available at the GO Home Tour Center, 3800 N. Shepherd, Houston 77018. Proceeds benefit the public Garden Oaks Montessori Magnet school, neighborhood protection, beautification and other civic enhancements.
  11. I saw this book at Barnes & Noble yesterday: http://www.amazon.com/Lost-Houston-William-Dylan-Powell/dp/1910496758/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1458481972&sr=8-1&keywords=lost+houston
  12. Hello All, My name is Jasonand I am new to this group and am happy I finally found what looks to be a group that appreciates Houston and its architecture! Ihave been photographing Houston for years and have been quite obssesed with some of the buildings and architecture in our great city. Please leave any critiques or comments you wish on any of my work, it is all appreciated!!! More of my current work can be seen at http://www.roeckerphotography.com/#!/index/G0000inRtIh8lEJI
  13. While looking through arch daily the other day I saw that they posted a great article on available architecture lectures. Some very old and some very new. One I found particularly interesting was this Architecture Now series. A treasure trove of interviews with some of the great architects from the late modernist and early post-modernist period are in this series from Robert Venturi, to Frank Gehry, Richard Meier, and even Philip Johnson. I would recommend for any one curious about some of these great architects to go watch these. This one posted below is of Philip Johnson and is probably the best of them. The period in which these were done were late 70's and into the mid 1980's. A like to the playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1BE07F5A489CB43F&spfreload=10
  14. The Architecture of Happiness Alain De Botton 2008 - Vintage International On the Book itself: $18.00 Amazon: 10.44 with prime service some as low as $10 First of all, I'm incredibly shocked that my post is the first book post in 3 years! Anyway, the book. The Architecture of Happiness is a 267 page journey through incredible storytelling and probably the single best description of architecture I have ever read and I don't believe I will ever find a single book to replace it. Botton is not only clever, but utilizes a fantastic array of vocabulary as he dissects both the profession and architecture for arts sake. He touches many themes throughout, but it never gets bogged down in nomenclature which would terribly confuse or put off someone not in the profession. Its a book anyone can engage with because its written for everyone and as you read you will find that ultimately its people that are at the heart of architecture. It was an incredible read and if I ever have to recommend a book to anyone, who wants to learn about or simply peek into the world of architecture, this book is what I will recommend first! I implore everyone on this forum to read this finely written little book. In fact I even have a extra copy, thanks to a little mix up by amazon xD. If anyone wants it. Just private message me. If I had to give some sort of arbitrary rating then I would give it a "drop whatever you are doing and read this now" rating lol.
  15. Hello, I am currently conducting a small project that involves capturing black & white photos of Houston's historic buildings. I am specifically looking for buildings from the the earliest 1800's to the early 1900's. I have a good collection going and looking for suggestions on other interesting buildings for the collection. Here is a link to the portfolio (work in progress): http://stuartpartridge.smugmug.com/Historic-Houston-BW All the best, Stuart
  16. Hi guys, my 13 year old nephew recently became interested in modern architecture. He asked me if I could help him try to find completions for his age group in the Houston area. Anything you guys know about?
  17. c1880's VIictorian Gingerbread Gothic style corbel brackets, 14 1/2 inches by 14 inches by 1 3/4 inches thick, sold in pairs. Item may still have original nails (square) and faded paint. Sold in pairs.
  18. I have a variety of salvaged doors for sale, up to 45 inches wide and 9 feet tall. Victorian doors, including a couple of pocket doors, as well as doors from houses from the 1920's -1950's.
  19. Beautiful Mid Century Modern doors salvaged from The Houston Club in downtown Houston are perfect for any Mid Century home restoration. I have 4 of these solid, heavy 36 inch wide doors. A bargain at $250 each. Vintage Galveston Antiques 1708 23rd, Galveston
  20. Hey, I just came across this idea that sounds really cool in theory, but I'm wondering if you experts out there would know if it's actually technically possible. Chameleon House: http://marblar.com/challenge/earthhack-sustainable-homes/idea/978 Homes are built with colour changing tiles respective to heat. They are black when it's cold and white when it's hot. This saves money on heating and air conditioning. It seems a bit extreme, but what do you guys think? Do you know of any materials that would work as colour-changing tiles?
  21. I need help learning revit and maya, does anyone know these programs? I'm not hard to teach, I kind of just do my own thing and when I get stuck then you know....help HELPP
  22. Hello all! I'm hoping I can hunt down some secret tips from all you HAIF folks. I've recently undertaken a personal photography project of seeking out unique views of downtown Houston. I'm most interested in elevated views and have high hopes to find some ways of accessing some rooftops in Houston and would love any insider tips! Here is an example of what I've been able to capture so far: http://petermolick.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Houston/G0000YreO9HEiDeA/I00000.6FAJoB85I/C0000XeWuFFt6iGM Please let me know what you think and share if you'd like - THANKS! *I realized after posting this in skyscrapers that it should probably have been in this section - sorry!
  23. With permission, a friend is allowing me to share these with HAIF. She just returned from Portugal and Spain. She took several really good shots of architecture and architectural details.
  24. Louis Curtiss was an early 20th-century architect based in Kansas City who had various designs transformed into homes and commercial buildings throughout the Midwest. A few of his designs became reality here in Texas: Tarrant County Courthouse (Ft. Worth), four depots for the Santa Fe Railway--two of which survive at Post and Snyder TX), and the Casa Ricardo hotel in Kingsville TX. Here's an interesting blog about the Casa Ricardo and the urns which once graced the hotel grounds: http://kcmodern.blog...%20S.%20Curtiss
  25. I've seen photographs of Houston's Union Station, Grand Central Station, MK&T depot, and even the little known I&GN depot. How about Houston's San Antonio & Aransas Pass (SA&AP) depot and the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe (GC&SF) depot? Any extant photos of those two obscure buildings?
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