Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Architecture: High Museum of Art

the high museum of art in atlanta is a beautiful building which i got to visit last Thursday. the original building was designed by richard meier in 1983 (above left and below right) and in November 2005 the high added an expansion to the museum designed by renzo piano. (above right and below left)
Piano's design of the new Wieland Pavilion and the Anne Cox Chambers Wing features a special roof system of 1,000 light scoops that capture northern light and filter it into the skyway galleries. (detail below right)

the natural light is so beautiful in the galleries and adds dimension and interest to an otherwise stark white room. i am absolutely in love.


  1. "scooping" light...i love it! what a beautiful result!

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