Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai, China by architects Skidmore Owings and Merrill, SOM

Jin Mao Tower


Sears Tower in Chicago, Illinois by architect Skidmore Owings and Merrill

Sears Tower


Tenneco Building


A few blocks from the Tenneco Building in downtown Houston sits the modest little Kellum-Noble House of 1851. Simple, clean, taut, and undecorated, the house is an elegant and unaffected response to mid-nineteenth-century residential needs. Its simple, squarish plan yields plain but flexible interior spaces. The deep double-decker porch that surrounds it on all four sides shields it from the hot…

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