A striking yet light-hearted exterior makes the new building a welcome landmark in downtown Santa Monica.
In light of NOAA's mission to monitor and safeguard the earth, the architects reexamined the traditional relationship between building and landscape - figure and ground.
The Yas Hotel is built over an F1 race circuit. The hotel is made up of two twelve story towers, one being set within the race circuit, and another placed in the Marina itself, physically linked by a sculpted steel monocoque bridge construction that passes above the Formula 1 track.
Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
New York, New York, USA
On view: May 15, 2009 - August 23, 2009
Fifty years after the realization of Frank Lloyd Wright's renowned design the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum celebrates the golden anniversary of its landmark building.