As you drive down Main Street, the solid, nearly windowless limestone mass of the new Audrey Jones Beck Building appears to be a fortress, filling the city block from curb to curb. It's hard to imagine that the main idea behind this opaque counterpart to the steel-and-glass Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is the use of natural light. But one look at the rooftop, where a small village of louvered skylights camps out, provides a hint as to the importance of Gulf Coast light in the... More >>>