Thursday, September 25, 2008

The new California Academy of Sciences

The new California Academy of Sciences is Designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano.
the new facility houses an aquarium, planetarium and natural history museum. the building makes use of
some of the most high tech construction methods and sustainable materials currently available

This building’s greatness as architecture, however, is rooted in a cultural history that stretches back through Modernism to Classical Greece. It is a comforting reminder of the civilizing function of great art in a barbaric age.

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