CultureMap Austin -- The BBVA Foundation has published a four-volume series entitled Atlas: Architectures of the 21st Century, a follow-up to Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000, which was published in 2007.
Its pages document more than 1,000 architectural projects that span the globe, from mud brick schools in Africa to skyscrapers in the Persian Gulf, with 237 of those works illustrated and their sociopolitical and cultural context described in detail.
Making this narrow list are three projects that have been constructed right here in the Lone Star State: the pedestrian bridge on Lake Austin that was conceived by Miró Rivera Architects; Rice University's Data and Library Service Center in Houston, designed by architect Carlos Jiménez; and the AT&T Performing Arts Center, which includes the versatile Wyly Theatre, designed by Joshua Prince-Ramus and Rem Koolhaas, and the Winspear Opera House, designed by Norman Foster.
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