Posts tagged architecture

PHOTO of the day | October 12, 2014 | Markthal Rotterdam | Dramatic new food hall opens in Rotterdam

PHOTO of the day | October 12, 2014 | Markthal Rotterdam | Dramatic new food hall opens in Rotterdam

instagram | Inside Panama’s Biomuseo

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On the Isthmus of Panama—the narrow land bridge that connects North and South America—a striking new museum has opened its doors after nearly a decade of construction.

Designed by famed architect Frank Gehry, the Biomuseo (@biomuseo) celebrates the key role the isthmus played in the biodiversity of the planet, enabling species to migrate between the continents after it formed some three million years ago. More than 4,000 square meters (43,056 square feet) of gallery space host an immersive theater, interactive exhibitions and a series of larger-than-life models of prehistoric species.

The unique design of the structure takes its inspiration from the surrounding environment. The signature overlapping steel plates that make up the roof take their bright color scheme from the coloration of species native to the tropical region, and the building’s largely open-air floor plan reflects the tradition of local structures designed to cope with the warm climate in natural ways.

For Panama graphic designer and art director Raul Correa (@rauloo), the architecture and exhibitions come together to create a memorable experience. “The museum is a very photogenic and artistic place,” he explains. “The first time I visited, it was like being transported into a story—and I could understand how the Isthmus of Panama completely changed the world. It’s a fascinating story.”

Peter ZUMTHOR alters LACMA plans in order to protect LA Brea Tar Pits

Peter ZUMTHOR alters LACMA plans in order to protect LA Brea Tar Pits

Brooklyn waterfront: More than six decades have passed since Dumbo’s Empire Stores warehouses served a purpose, but by the end of next year, the abandoned mid-19th-century coffee warehouses will be home to tech and fashion companies, retailers, and restaurateurs. 

Brooklyn waterfront: More than six decades have passed since Dumbo’s Empire Stores warehouses served a purpose, but by the end of next year, the abandoned mid-19th-century coffee warehouses will be home to tech and fashion companies, retailers, and restaurateurs. 

GUASTAVINO arches | City Hall Subway Station | 1904 | 
Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile  | Museum of the City of New York through September 7, 2014

GUASTAVINO arches | City Hall Subway Station | 1904 | 

Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile  | Museum of the City of New York through September 7, 2014