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Tempietto Zeni

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1990, Frank Zeni. 5420 Floyd St.

Italian-born architect and artist Frank Zeni designed this three-story steel shed, with industrial classical decoration, as a series of stacked, open-air lofts. Although he subsequently constructed air-conditioned enclosures on some of the floors, his house and studio are still quite daring for the amount of unscreened, unglazed, unair-conditioned volume they expose to Houston's extreme and unpredictable climate. Zeni was also the architect of 237–241 Reinecke Avenue of 1997.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Tempietto Zeni", [Houston, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-HN120.

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Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 369-369.

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