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PaperCity Houston March 2022

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windows designed by Hungarian sculptor György Kepes. Judge Roy Hofheinz, still awaits its next chapter — the rallying call of preservationists who founded the Astrodome Conservancy. A monument to Houston's optimistic ambitions at the dawn to the Space Age, the beloved Dome was an engineering marvel back in the day and played a pivotal role in desegregating Houston. ARTPACE, San Antonio (1995): Since artist, patron, and collector Linda Pace (1945-2007, of the Pace Picante fortune) opened Artpace's doors in a former Hudson Motor Car showroom — a redesign that put Lake | Flato on the map — the avant-garde art space has transformed the visual dialogue of San Antonio. ASIA SOCIETY TEXAS CENTER, Houston (2012): Architect Yoshio Taniguchi's first structure in the U.S. has striking East meets West elements with rooftop water garden. ASTRODOME, Houston (1965): The world's first domed stadium, a dream realized by the mythic AT&T STADIUM, Dallas (2009): Home of the Dallas Cowboys, the futuristic-looking, retractable- roofed stadium in Arlington by HKS Architects is known for its striking panoramic views and pigskin shape. Unexpected is the stadium's stellar art collection, curated by the Cowboys' owners, the Jones family, with works by Ellsworth Kelly, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Annette Lawrence, Anish Kapoor, and Jenny Holzer. A Z U M A M A KOTO ' S G I A N T BONSAI, Dallas (2015): The now-defunct Zhulong Gallery's 2015 exhibit "Shiki: Landscape and Beyond" included a massive sculpture of an uprooted bonsai suspended inside an open steel frame, accompanied by Makoto's photos documenting a real bonsai's epic 10-year journey to remote spots around the world then launched into space. Purchased by Dallas collector Selwyn Rayzor, it resides in a specially built room of her house. ART MUSEUM OF SOUTH TEXAS, Corpus Christi (1972): One of Philip Johnson's most striking dialogues with nature — in this case, breathtaking views of Corpus Christi Bay. The museum features a dramatic 2006 pyramidal addition by Mexican architect Ricardo Legoretta. BAYOU BEND COLLECTION AND GARDENS, Houston (1927/1928): The John Staub-designed home of cultural leader Miss Ima Hogg is a repository of one of America's finest decorative arts collections, spanning the Colonial Era to the Civil War, along with 14 acres of splendid gardens. Bequeathed to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, upon Miss Hogg's death. BASS HOUSE, Fort Worth (1970): Designed by Brutalist architect Paul Rudolph for Anne and Sid Bass, the house in Westover Hills is one of Rudolph's most important residential designs, with dramatic glass-and-steel cantilevers. The interiors are designed in a complex series of steps and landings leading to sunken and elevated areas, and intimate spaces with low ceilings open into larger double- height rooms. BECK HOUSE, Dallas (1964): Pritzker Prize-winning architect Philip Johnson wrapped this Dallas house in white concrete arches and designed dramatic double staircases for the entry. It was beautifully restored in 2008 by Dallas firm Bodron + Fruit. PHOTO SCOTT FRANCIS PHOTO RICK GARDNER / COURTESY MFAH PRESERVATION DALLAS SHUNSUKE SHIINOKI / AMKK 41

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