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Ningbo Historic Museum, Wang Shu Jan 2008

Ningbo Historic Museum, Wang Shu

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The architect used many abandoned local materials such as old bricks and shattered pottery pieces to make these 24 meters high exterior walls. The building resides in the mature perfectly, making the museum not just a place to collect history, it itself is a historic creature


Corning Museum Of Glass, Thomas Phifer And Partners Jan 2008

Corning Museum Of Glass, Thomas Phifer And Partners

Building Case Studies

Contemporary gallery façade will be made of aluminum, with perpendicular blades of ultra-thin specialty glass. Windows and skylights that punctuate the façade will be double glazed insulated glass uses high performance low-E (low emissivity) coating to minimize heat gain. An additional UV filtering coating of the glass further protects the art from damaging ultraviolet rays.


California Academy Of Sciences, Renzo Piano Jan 2008

California Academy Of Sciences, Renzo Piano

Building Case Studies

The concrete mix achieved the ultra-low shrinkage requirements, and cast-in-place concreted allowed for complex geometry to be achieved.


Grand Rapids Art Museum, Why Architecture Jan 2007

Grand Rapids Art Museum, Why Architecture

Building Case Studies

Local sand and gravel, cast in place, carefully crafted with no patching allowed.


Nelson-Atkins Museum Of Art, Steven Holl Jan 2007

Nelson-Atkins Museum Of Art, Steven Holl

Building Case Studies

No abstract provided.


South Asian Human Rights Documentation Centre, Anagram Architects Jan 2005

South Asian Human Rights Documentation Centre, Anagram Architects

Building Case Studies

High level of porosity in the central portion of the wall. Effective horizontal bonding and load distribution between the bricks. No visible intrusion of any material other than brick masonry onto the façade. The repeating pattern modules must be complete end to end over the entire width and height of the wall i.e. there should be no deviation in the pattern. Through computer modeling, the architects realized that a simple rotating module of bricks would create the kind of visual and textural complexity need to achieve the design objective of engaging the street corner