Modern Museum Begins Campus-Wide Art Installation

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Modern Museum Begins Campus-Wide Art Installation
Art and architecture are experienced together as part of daily life at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at a community college campus in Overland Park, KS. Kyu Sung Woo Architects designed the contemporary, minimalist facility with a glass-enclosed lobby to provide a broad view of the museum’s interior, and an artistic exterior LED display complements the façade.
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Photo: Iwan Baan

Holl Design to Stimulate Micro-Urbanism
Steven Holl Architects’ “Sliced Porosity Block” in Chengdu, China, provides an open, welcoming public space sculpted by stone steps, trees, and ponds. The block is heated and cooled geothermally. The large plaza ponds harvest recycled rainwater while the natural grasses and lily pads create a natural cooling effect.
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Nature-Friendly Museum Saves Power and Money
The first sustainable project in the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park, the Wild Center/Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks provides a journey that alternates between the indoor and outdoor environment. The facility gets most of its electrical power from Niagara Falls. Other features include a well-insulated building envelope, low-VOC materials, efficient air filtration, air quality monitoring, and a digitally controlled building management system.
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Transit Center Adds Interactive Technology
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Opera House Gets Repairs, New Marquee
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