Monday, October 6, 2008

The Brochstein Pavilion

Back from Houston - had a great trip! Was so pleasantly surprised when we walked onto the Rice campus by this stunning new building - the Brochstein Pavilion. Sadly, it was built after our stint there, but I am so glad it is there now.

The pavilion was built as a gathering space for the Rice community - think coffee house meets retro lounge. It has over 10,000 square feet of wrap around porch seating, and was designed to incorporate the natural campus surroundings - namely the amazing Live Oak trees. And it does this so well. You can tell from the picture above how you can see right through it, from one side clear to the next. It is such a happy thing when buildings are designed and built with so much thought to their surroundings.

I'm off to play catch-up and recover from all the queso eating I did this weekend!

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