Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 7:00pm
2421 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005

"Houston Mod’s latest book, Constructing Houston’s Future: The Architecture of Arthur Evan Jones and Lloyd Morgan Jones (2017), is the fifth publication in its ongoing project to document Houston’s modern architectural legacy. Author Ben Koush asks us to look more closely at the anonymous mid-century buildings in the Houston skyline, giving them a story and a context that challenges our tendency to let them fade into the background. Koush, an architect himself, brings an architect’s appreciation for details to his subject. It can be tough to love the concrete frame of the 1953 Melrose Building, located at the corner of Walker and San Jacinto Streets, but Koush’s admiration for its technologically precise and aesthetically pure horizontal bands of concrete sun shades shines through."

–– Kathryn E. Holliday, OffCite