The main body of the Museum Liaunig cuts through a densely wooded, steep-sided embankment, projecting out on both ends, with only a small part of the outstretched building visible. Rather than removing the soil, excavated ground is used to remodel the site.
With its glittering envelope of 8.1 million yellow ceramic tiles the new building is a landmark attraction in the ethnically diverse residential neighborhood of Crown Heights.
The new California Academy of Sciences houses the Kimball Natural History Museum, Steinhart Aquarium and Morrison Planetarium, along with eight scientific research departments and over 20 million scientific specimens.
FiftyTwoDegrees is the realisation of the first phase of a large-scale master plan surrounding the Neerbosscheweg. The 86 meter tall tower stands on a slope and is fluidly yet excitingly absorbed into surrounding Goffert Park.
Iwan Baan: Contemporary Architectural Photographs
London, United Kingdom
On view: November 11, 2008 - December 11, 2008
The exhibition showcases recent architectural photography by the young and increasingly influential Dutch photographer Iwan Baan.