How strange that Morphosis, a firm whose name signifies “the manner in which an organism or any of its parts changes form or undergoes development” has finished a building that helps inspire curiosity about how our own earth is changing and how it has developed. The museum sits on top of an undulating terraced roof garden, two miles away from the another prominent grey cube in Dallas’ landscape: the Wyly Theater.
Although I'm out of town at the moment, I'm very excited to visit the Perot in the coming days.
Having been under construction just around the corner from my home and office for quite some time, the architectural styling of the building has been an ongoing source of curiosity for me. Juxtaposed against the non-adventurous Dallas skyline and just around the corner from the fantastic new Klyde Warren Park, the Perot Museum seems indicative of a sincere interest in establishing a new aesthetic narrative for the city.
Dallas — known as a relatively straight-laced town — seems to be unabashedly moving toward an altogether different identity. And, for me, that's an extremely exciting thing to behold.