Menil Collection, Houston, Architecture, Image, Building, United States of America
Menil Collection Houston : Texas Building, USA
Drawing Institute + Master Site Plan - designs by various architects
11 Jun 2012
Menil Collection Building
Menil Collection Winning Architect
Location: Houston, Texas, USA
Johnston Marklee from Los Angeles has won the competition for the design of the museum’s new building.
18 Apr 2012
Menil Collection shortlists four architects
Josef Helfenstein, the director of the Menil Drawing Institute, has announced that four architecture practices have been shortlisted for the design of the museum’s new building.
Menil Drawing institute Building shortlist:
- SANAA from Tokyo
- David Chipperfield Architects from London
- Tatiana Bilbao from Mexico
- Johnston Marklee from Los Angeles
Each of them are to submit a project which will selected at the beginning of June 2012.
In February 2008, the Menil Collection built the Menil Drawing Institute and Study Centre, dedicated to the exhibition and study of drawing. Under the direction of Bernice Rose, the institute aims to gather a collection of works representative of contemporary and modern drawing, above all works dating from 20th century to today.
Drawing has always been a significant part of the Menil’s work. The first work that John de Menil bought was a watercolour by Cézanne, which he acquired during a business trip in 1945. This was soon followed by the purchase of works by other prestigious artists such as Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Max Ernst, and René Magritte. Today, the institute houses 1,200 works.
This collection is to be housed in a separate building on the Menil campus. Its major aim is to open up modern drawing to the public.
Menil Drawing institute Building information from Art Media Agency
27 Jan 2009
David Chipperfield Architects to design Master Site Plan for the Menil Collection, Houston, Texas
David Chipperfield Architects has been selected to design the Master Site Plan for the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas.
One of several concepts under consideration:
image : David Chipperfield Architects
Dedicated to exhibiting and preserving the art collection of Houston philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil, the Menil Collection is widely recognized for its depth and diversity.
David Chipperfield Architects' proposals for the future development of the museum campus suggest the placement of additional facilities - including galleries, a drawing institute, an auditorium, a café, bookshop, and archives - and green space within the existing site.
Menil Collection Houston image / information from David Chipperfield Architects
Menil Collection Address: 1515 Sul Ross Street, Houston, TX, United States
Contact the Menil Collection: +1 713-525-9400
Menil Collection Master Site Plan design : David Chipperfield
Also by David Chipperfield Architects in USA:
Saint Louis Art Museum Expansion, Missouri
image © Imaging Atelier 2007
Saint Louis Art Museum
Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Steven Holl Architects Selected for Expansion
photograph © MFAH
Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Menil Collection Houston Master Site Plan design : David Chipperfield Architects
image : Gensler
Perot Museum of Nature & Science, Dallas
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Perot Museum of Nature & Science
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Menil Collection Building : page - adrian welch / isabelle lomholt