California Academy of Sciences: Architecture in Harmony with Nature
Acclaimed architect Renzo Piano's vision for the new California Academy of Sciences is one of hope and grand ambition: to create a model for sustainable design at an unprecedented scale. This is the story of an architectural masterpiece detailing the intricacies of form and function: its 2.5-acre rooftop garden, the 60,000 photovoltaic cells designed to power the building, and its use of natural light and ventilation. This celebratory book serves as both resource and reminder of how humans can live and work in harmony with nature.
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A BRIEF HISTORY of the Wests Oldest Scientific Institution
BUILDING A VISION
CH 1 Inventing the UnMuseum
CH 2 The Green Academy
EXPLORING EXPLAINING PROTECTING
CH 3 Explorable Landscapes
CH 4 Life in the Balance
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