Monday, February 14, 2011

Project 2A

For the Summer Season Climate I have chosen the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas and the biomimetic abilities of cave ponds. For those who are trying to figure out what cave ponds are, they are the bodies of water within caves. The reflection of natural light onto the water’s surface in these caves to brighten the space is similar as to how the museum rooms are modeled with a concave exterior and a strip of convex elements near windows to distribute light throughout the room without harming any of the art work(s).

As for the Winter Season Climate I have chosen to pair the Genzyme Building in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the biomimetic merits of a lobster’s eye. Similar as to how the lobster has reflective square prisms that focus light to its retina the Genzyme Building’s atrium features a chandelier with mirrors, which reflect light into office spaces throughout the building.

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