Botanical Research Institute of Texas by H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture
Chris Cooper
Botanical Research Institute of Texas by H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture
Oct 03, 2011 H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture designs a sustainable building for the Botanical Research Institute of Texas that is emblematic of its mission
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Botanical Research Institute of Texas by H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture_01 Tilt-up concrete for the non-glazed perimeter walls help shield the facility from harsher sun exposure. The green roof, designed by Balmori Associates, includes plants native to a Texas prairie.
Botanical Research Institute of Texas by H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture_02 H3 strategically placed windows to make use of eastern and northern sunlight and views.
Botanical Research Institute of Texas by H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture_03 A photovoltaic system mounted on the roof of the Archive Block and geothermal wells, for example, enabled the building to gain all 17 points in the Energy & Atmosphere category.
Botanical Research Institute of Texas by H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture_04 Cyprus wood that fell from a logging barge more than 100 years ago was reclaimed and produced into panels that clad the entrance lobby’s focal wall.
Botanical Research Institute of Texas by H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture_05 Bamboo ceiling panels add a note of visual contrast to spaces.