Seen any images floating around of the new building Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts is planning for the northwest corner of the Bissonnet and South Main, next to the Cullen Sculpture Garden? Well then, this watercolor-and-charcoal “concept sketch” for the building by architect Steven Holl from a year and a month ago may interest you. It’s going up for auction tomorrow — as part of a fundraiser for the nonprofit Architecture for Humanity. Holl was selected from a group of 3 finalists this past February, beating out LA design firm Morphosis and Osloâ€™s SnÃ¸hetta for the MFAH commission of a new structure to house 20th- and 21st-century art.
It may not be entirely clear from Holl’s drawing, but the new building will include a parking garage to replace the 2-acre surface lot currently on the site. It’ll face down the curved facade of the museum’s Law Building (below) — designed by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe — across Bissonnet St.
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- Previously on Swamplot: Steven Holl Will Design theÂ New MFAH Building, The Three Finalists Chosen To Design the MFAHâ€™s Next Building