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California Academy of Sciences: Architecture in Harmony with Nature Susan Wels

California Academy of Sciences: Architecture in Harmony with Nature

Susan Wels

Published October 1st 2008
ISBN : 9780811865142
Hardcover
175 pages
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Acclaimed architect Renzo Pianos 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 theMoreAcclaimed architect Renzo Pianos 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.