Thursday, May 28, 2009

Renzo Helps Green Up

Metropolitan Home highlighted the quantity and quality of the projects being cranked out by architect Renzo Piano in this month's issue. Working for a firm specializing in theaters, we often enter the same competitions as Renzo Piano so I am very familiar with his work, especially the new LACMA edition two blocks from my house. I really appreciate his innovative form and function he introduces to space, often making strides in green design. His firm is recently finished an addition to Chicago's Art Institute (above) that features a roof that will help reduce the building's need for artificial lighting.

The man of the hour is shown in the newly finished California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The ocular cut out windows in the ceiling of the domed roof is his latest experiment in green design.

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