Mar 15, 2008

Herzog & de Meuron Tap Tropical Climate for Design Ideas

It’s not quite the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, but it will come close enough to stir a visitor’s imagination just the same. Herzog & de Meuron’s design for the new Miami Art Museum (MAM) aims to produce a living building where the outdoors come inside to frame galleries that bridge continents and cultures.
The indoor-outdoor goal spawned an elevated, open-air terrace shaded by a broad roof of perforated slabs. A hanging garden will literally be rooted into the structure of columns and brace frames. It will help visitors gradually transition from Miami’s tropical climate to the museum’s more regulated interior. (to find out more..)

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