A Search for the Texas Vernacular: Episode 4

Fort Worth, Texas: The Museum of Modern Art

Tadao Ando’s American masterpiece is as magnificent as its fabled to be. The exteriors (in 2012) seem rather plain and ordinary, but the interior spaces and natural lighting is superb. Seeing Ando’s original sketches of his and Louis Kahn’s buildings was an extra treat for me. Even better was when the power in the building went out, and I got to see just how the daylighting illuminated the space. Unfortunately I was forbidden from taking pictures in the upstairs galleries. However, getting the chance to touch some of Tadao Ando’s infamous concrete more than made up for it.

Just before security came:

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