Monday, April 16, 2012

Asia moves into Houston

It's easy to love Houston this time of year, with infinite options for outdoor and indoor activities, and balmy days give way to welcoming warm evenings. Now we have a new reason to love this city - a $48.4 million reason. The Asia Society Texas Center is open in our Museum District, marking Houston's ability to boast a creation of famed Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi.

Thanks to a number of opening events, including the First Look Festival, thousands of people were able to admire this building's astounding architecture, amazing materials and an exhibit of ancient artifacts, courtesy of the Rockefellers. Look how this building is intentionally low-slung, with an infinity pool and rolling 'fog' on the overhang. Then see one of the glass corners in the building (that's Greg the next corner over).


The festival catered to pretty much everyone, with kids dancing ...
 

... and an operatic storytelling, courtesy of the Houston Grand Opera...


... cool food trucks, like this little retro number ...


...oh, and a Zen garden. Here is my attempt at a Warhol-ish look.


If you live in or visit Houston, put this place on the Must-Do list. You'll be very glad you did!

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