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4 hours ago, Angostura said:

How the building will actually be perceived by visitors and passers-by is a secondary concern at best, and entirely irrelevant if the thing never gets built.

 

 

It was designed to have as much natural light coming in from the ceiling to make the inside bright and airy. How the building is perceived by visitors was very much a concern. 

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6 hours ago, Angostura said:

It's another example of a building designed to be striking as a model or rendering (or as viewed from a passing helicopter, I guess). This is not uncommon when the main function of the design is to convince potential donors to build it. How the building will actually be perceived by visitors and passers-by is a secondary concern at best, and entirely irrelevant if the thing never gets built.

 

2 hours ago, jmitch94 said:

It was designed to have as much natural light coming in from the ceiling to make the inside bright and airy. How the building is perceived by visitors was very much a concern. 

 

 

jmitch, you are correct.  Likewise, how the building will be perceived by passers-by was very much a primary concern.

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6 minutes ago, Houston19514 said:

 

 

 

jmitch, you are correct.  Likewise, how the building will be perceived by passers-by was very much a primary concern.

 

 

Yes, yes, I'm sure they thought about it. But all the press materials show the building as viewed by someone passing by 200 feet in the air.

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2 hours ago, Angostura said:

 

 

Yes, yes, I'm sure they thought about it. But all the press materials show the building as viewed by someone passing by 200 feet in the air.

 

Even if true, that hardly demonstrates that little or no thought was given to how the building will be perceived by visitors or passers-by.  Sorry, but your initial claim was just false.

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I actually don't see a lot of renderings viewed from above, unless from the top of the Glassell School and that is from a viewers perspective.  Sure there are photos of models...but that is how people generally take photos of a models.  There are also some drone photos of the construction site, but they tell a construction story, not a portrayal experience.  

 

Do a simple google search " MFAH Kinder Rendering " and it is almost all from a grounded viewer's perspective. 

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=mfah+kinder+renderings&sxsrf=ACYBGNRlIkw2f9PSXkGNwTq-vZfnMeKhSw:1573249113475&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjE27TUydvlAhVJCKwKHZQYARkQ_AUIESgB&biw=1781&bih=879

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