Here’s a scheme for the Independent Arts Collaborative building in Midtown that won’t get built. It’s one of at least 2 concepts developed for the block bounded by Main, Travis, Francis, and Holman streets by Morris Architects — the same firm that had earlier put together the first round of “initial concept drawings” for the IAC center, helping the fledgling arts organization sell the concept to city officials and local arts groups. What’s the big idea here? An inverted yurt. Filled with people and art. A garden and light on top. Like so:
Morris presented other concepts for the site as well, but lost out to a team quickly assembled from 2 other applicants: San Antonio’s Lake Flato Architects and Houston’s Studio Red. The IAC released early drawings documenting aspects of that team’s design last week.
- Previously on Swamplot: A Second Round of Initial Concepts for Midtown’s Independent Arts Collaborative, Architects Agree To Collaborate on Main St. Arts Collaborative, Independent Arts Collaborative Buying Midtown Lot for New Main St. Arts Center
Images: Morris Architects, via Swamplot inbox