Johnston Marklee's Menil Drawing Institute Boasts Courtyards

 - Nov 2, 2018
References: johnstonmarklee & dezeen
Opening in Houston, Texas is the Menil Drawing Institute — a cultural building that will make available "modern and contemporary drawings from the private collection of John and Dominique de Menil" to the public. Designed and built by American architectural firm Johnston Marklee, the structure boasts a stylishly angular construction that instills an abstract sense.

Moreover, the design of the Menil Drawing Institute has a feature that has proven to be incredibly popular in recent years. The cultural building is adorned with a multitude of courtyards that puncture its layout. These spaces are incredibly beneficial to concrete structures as they offer a harmonious break from the consistency of the material, allowing an influx of light to come in and access to some vegetation.

Photo Credits: Richard Barnes