Thom Mayne, head of the renowned Morphosis architectural office in Santa Monica, Calif., is designing the new the Perot Museum of Nature and Science north of downtown Dallas. And it may look familiar to those of us hereabouts. As Metropolis notes:
[I]t’s safe to say that the Perot Museum bears resemblance to another recently completed Morphosis project: 41 Cooper Square, located in New York’s East Village. That structure, also a distorted cube, also featuring a large central atrium, was praised by critics when it opened earlier this year, and has generally received a warm welcome by New Yorkers. Moreover, the Cooper Union building, as an academic facility that engages with its architectural neighbors and encourages street-level interaction, has been heralded as a civic achievement in a neighborhood that has been the site of particular contentiousness in its recent history.
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