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This was uploaded June 2019 therefore I'm not sure if this is still an active project.   https://hinesad.com/portfolios/pleated-03/    

that's the old Houston Center render.

Concept of downtown created in 1970, posted on reddit by u/NordyNed  

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25 minutes ago, lockmat said:

Any chance this building is for Houston? This article is about HOK moving spaces from the Williams tower to the Phoenix tower.

 

The design team of HOK's Houston workspace used robust strategies to improve the indoor environmental quality and to minimize exposure to particulates, biological contaminants and chemical pollutants. Low-emitting materials were used for all adhesives and sealants, paints and coatings, flooring systems, composite wood and agrifiber products, and systems furniture and seating.

 

http://www.hok.com/about/news/2016/05/09/hoks-leed-platinum-houston-office-supports-integrated-design-in-high-performance-space/

 

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It's not for Houston, its a project in Saudi Arabia called the Capital Market Authority Headquarters. 

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http://offcite.org/the-buildings-of-the-texas-medical-center-through-the-years/

 

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The wildcatter Glen McCarthy’s Shamrock Hotel and Community Center were designed by Wyatt C Hedrick (1949, demolished) and originally planned with a shopping center, ice rink, and highrise apartments. The hotel was demolished in 1986 amid great protest. The epic movie Giant, featuring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean, immortalized McCarthy’s excess.

 

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The 1980s also saw a few interesting projects. The most intriguing was Arquitectonica’s brash, postmodern design for the International Medical Complex Building (1982, not built). It was to have been built at Main Street and Old Main Street one block north of Holcombe Boulevard. The International Medical Complex was to have a six-story base containing a shopping mall on the ground level with a parking garage above it. On top of the garage were to be two, sculptural freestanding towers, one containing a hotel and the other medical offices. It was proposed in 1982 and, needless to say, the real estate crash in Houston that followed almost immediately killed plans for its construction.

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The best of the dead definitely have to be Jennings Island, Water Lights District, and City Centre Tower. One of my personal favorites was Titan for Uptown but even though I liked the design it wasn't anything special that cant happen some other time down the road.

Things like or of similar caliber as Endeavor Parkside will come again but those projects were all very altering for their setting and the city. By the way, its a shame for some of those projects that Galveston never got to see. They've made developments like these very difficult to build on the island but do is it possible that the coastal areas of Brazoria County ever get these type of developments further (and I mean much further, like 10 or 15 years) down the road? There's no interstate access down that way but there's a lot of potential there that can spurt at any given point.

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https://kga.design/houston-hospitality-project.html

 

The Houston Hospitality Project consists of one ground-level restaurant, one top-floor restaurant, and an upper-level bar and lounge space with an extensive outdoor terrace capable of hosting special events. Responding to a dense urban site, the design team stacked 9 levels of parking on the rear half of the site, while the ground-level restaurant occupies the forward half to activate the pedestrian realm. The lounge and the top-floor restaurant take advantage of elevated views. Outdoor terrace features such as operable shade canopies, seating around outdoor firepits, a glass movie projection wall and infinity pools flowing into waterfalls make for a dramatic and exceptional nightlife experience.

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https://jesusvassallo.com/Timber-Towers

 

Timber Towers is a high rise hybrid building built with heavy timber. It departs from the thinned landscape of Downtown Houston, with its extant boxes sitting on semi-empty blocks, to propose a higher density typology in which the parking box, the office tower and the housing complex are merged into a single building that maximizes the capacity of the city grid. The main component of the structure of the building, designed as a hybrid solution in mass timber and concrete, is a series of composite pillars assembled from simpler panels. This hybrid system acts as a honeycomb, allowing for larger loads than standard applications while keeping the number of custom components to a minimum. The use of wood here serves the purpose of rehabilitating or re-humanizing a series of despised typologies, producing a transfiguration of the existing landscape in a proposal that is simultaneously contextual and deeply transformative.

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17 minutes ago, clutchcity94 said:

According to the Instagram page of the business Glass Cypress, located at 1711 Indiana Street in Montrose, the owners of the store will be "reinventing a shopping experience by reconstructing three blocks on Indiana Street into a mixed-use commercial subdivision. Indiana Street will metonymically refer to a stretch of real estate in the heart of Montrose which will offer over twenty contemporary luxury goods stores."

 

This was posted on their Instagram page, which has 98,000 followers, two days ago.

 

I did some digging on these guys, and they seem to be early 20-something brothers who recently graduated from UH. For their age, they certainly do appear to have deep pockets. I wonder who is funding this...

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Interesting idea. I'm guessing if its three blocks then it will be from Dunlavy to Commonwealth?

 

The biggest question is how are they going to do this? Do they now own all the lots on these three blocks? (Doubtful). Are they going to do this one lot at a time?

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Interesting idea. I'm guessing if its three blocks then it will be from Dunlavy to Commonwealth?

 

The biggest question is how are they going to do this? Do they now own all the lots on these three blocks? (Doubtful). Are they going to do this one lot at a time?

 

HCAD is down at the moment, otherwise I'd check.

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I think the key word on the Instagram page might be "concept."

 

According to HCAD, the owners of 1711 Indiana appear to own nothing else on Indiana Street, or, for that matter anywhere inside the Beltway (they own another property (a house) somewhere outside the Beltway).

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Yeah, calling BS on this. Those three blocks are mostly SF homes and individually owned THs (also a school), none of which have been acquired. I think this is exactly what it says it is, a concept.

 

Also, the concept shows a zero-foot building line, which, good luck with that.

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2 minutes ago, wilcal said:

Wait.... Glass Cypress sells $160 screen printed tshirts?!?!?

 

https://www.glasscypress.com/shop/

 

I'm not sure what's more farfetched. Their business model or thinking that they can buy all of the real estate on that block of Indiana. 

 

Wilson Montessori is a recently renovated Houston ISD magnet K-8 school. Good luck buying that, too!

 

 

you might be shocked by the price, but I was talking about screen printed tees with people that either work in shops and one friend that is associated with Petty Cash, and they can fetch a high price due to the low supply one creates when they produce actual screen prints. Depending on what gets put on the T itself that could push the amount further because if its a cool design then people will want a screen printed version because it lasts longer and fades better than T's which are mass produced and at low quality.

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