Ezekiel W. Cullen Building typographic facade

Houston's Past, Present and Future


This structure is a proposal for the facade of Ezekiel W. Cullen building, designed by Alfred Fin in 1950, with Art Deco characteristic. The building serves as the administrative headquarters of the University of Houston.

This project recognizes Houston’s importance by shining light on it’s historic urban and environmental characteristics from it's past, present and future.

The proposed facade structure is 20 feet wide, 40 feet tall and made of golden aluminium letters.

strategy

Ezekiel W. Cullen Building typographic facade type study

Dr. Stephen Klineberg

Dr. Klineberg is a professor and co-director of The Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
This structure is a pattern created from phrases inspired by Klineberg’s mythology points on the city of Houston.
Mythology Key Points
  • Natural Resources
  • Urban Renaissance
  • Demographic Revolution
  • Inclusive Society
  • Restructured Economy
  • Ethnic Transformation
  • Restructured Economy
  • Equalizing Institutions
The Written Garden by Alexander Branczyk
The Written Garden by Alexander Branczyk
Berlin’s Gardens, 2011
Golden Aluminum Letters
The structure's form is inspired by The Written Garden designed by Alexander Branczyk in 2011.
The Written Garden by Alexander Branczyk

Prototype

Ezekiel W. Cullen Building typographic facade prototype
Ezekiel W. Cullen Building typographic facade prototype
Ezekiel W. Cullen Building typographic facade prototype