EXHIBITION 4 - Public Education

 

 

 

The Houston Public Library sponsored a series of Programs and small publications on a range of themes, reaching a broad demographic..

These were both to raise awareness in the community, and advance consideration of the City as it was redefining itself. We were so bold as to posit 'Signs' as part of the urban landscape, and suggest that Houston had celebrated an Hispannic heritage.(refer also to EXHIBITION 2 - Women in American Architecture, using the venue, but seperately organized.)

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PETER BLAKE scheme
Proposed First Floor
Adapting the existing House by revising/expanding/upgrading the facilities.
Proposed Second Floor
Shown overlaid on the First Floor, proposing a 'bridge' connection in a double-height volume.
Site Failure - 2013
As the Lake rises and falls every year, a large unseen boulder was pulled away.
Overall Terrace Failure
View looking South illustrates the conundrum of "starting over".
SITE view 1
A failure resulted in a collapse at the North end of the Site
SITE  view 2
The result was the necessity of demolishing an outdated existing Structure, as may be seen from debris.
INITIAL SITE
Plan view documents the resulting Footprint.
NEW SITE
Stabilized North end shown; joint acquisition of adjacent South parcel with a neighbor, permitted relocation.
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