Fort Worth Camera / Ibanez Shaw Architecture

Fort Worth Camera / Ibanez Shaw Architecture

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https://www.archdaily.com/900971/fort-worth-camera-ibanez-shaw-architecture© Dror Baldinger, FAIA© Dror Baldinger, FAIA

Text description of the architects. The project is located on Montgomery Street, a commercial corridor between the Arlington Heights neighborhood and the museum / cultural district. The Legorreta + Legorreta Science and History Museum is directly opposite. The district is also home to the wonderful Fort Worth concrete museum of modern art by Tadao Ando and the masterpiece Kimball Art Museum designed by Louis Kahn.

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The Fort Worth Camera building houses photography classrooms, studios, and a retail area. The pattern of holes in the concrete wall shows the graphic proportionality of seven standard openings that limit how much light can enter the camera.

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The openings in the wall are flared to increase visual transparency and graphic representation. The upper level walls and opening wall were poured onto the floor and raised in place, while the lower level walls were poured in place. The yellow box contains the children’s area and pays homage to the lantern of the Legorreta + Legorreta building across the street.

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