Seattle’s Whatcom Museum Gets a ‘Lightcatching’ LEED Silver Addition
City of Bellingham, near Seattle, Washington recently hosted a wonderful addition to their new arts and culture downtown. Built according to LEED Silver, which Lightcatcher Whatcom Museum is a stunning building designed by modern architects Kundig Olson, who has a green roof above the lobby, a collection of stormwater, permeable paving, double wall glass curtain wall, and natural ventilation in places of meetings general. Eco-friendly, attractive, and far from the pit to the esoteric art, all attempts to create a heaven in a place of inspiration for all young people interested in the most demanding critics.
Displaying the same concept with the Centre Pompidou in Paris famous, over 42 000 m² features outside the system. Aesthetics, however, is very different, avoiding the colorful contrast to the more commercial lighting soft, smooth and structure of the infusion.
At the heart of the new additions is 36 meters, 180 meters long Lightcatcher translucent, not just deck the walls of the interior and the outside creating a public courtyard, but above all forms of an unusual light fixture that provides eco interiors with an abundance of natural light and ventilation devices.
Museum finish using materials available locally and is a good example of institutional design that can effectively minimize the impact of eco her, while maximizing the natural conditions that exist on that site.
housing exhibitions of art, history, Northwest, and natural wealth, Lightcatcher is the ideal place to enjoy a stroll on a beautiful afternoon, or night on the roof of the green with your family and friends!
source : inhabitat