Sarah Sanchez is an Architecture student in Houston, Texas and has come across many eye catching historical architectural landmarks. On this Blog she will be discussing the wonders of the Houston Architecture culture in regards to their design intent, spacial qualities, and the history behind each building. There's so much more than what meets the eye...
This blog is dedicated to the wonderful architecture of Houston, both historical, and present. It will describe general design details of the most influential and monumental works of architecture, as well as their historical backgrounds and precedents.
This semester I worked on an article on BG Group Place, designed by Pickard Chilton, and the effects it had on downtown Houston, Texas.This skyscraper was designed and built in the middle of the 2008 recession. The LEED Platinum certified building replaced a much blighted block on Main Street filled with drugs and prostitution. With the completion of the project, the developer Hines proved Houston could overcome the recession, and the 800 block of Main Street could once again prosper.
I will be writing about Pennzoil Place, located in Houston Texas. This includes the history surrounding the building, design concepts, and the economics of building. Enjoy!
I will be discussing about the Rothko Chapel and the design concepts of the building design. It will be a discussion about Rothko's intentional ideas of the kind of layout the Rothko Chapel has. I will also be describing the relationship between Rothko's paintings and the Chapel itself.
You probably know what it is like to be a university student, but do you know what it is actually like being an architecture student? Here, you will read about the wonderful world of architecture, and live the adventures through the lens of the architecture student!
The UH Experience