Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Muscarelle's New Exhibtion: Architect's Unfinished Experiments with Building "Skins"

The Muscarelle has a new exhibition this month that displays some truly innovative and beautiful creations built around what seems like a simple enough thing: the outsides of buildings. While introducing some aesthetically impressive new models, like the Climate Design dsiplay featuring glowing plastic boulder-like ground nodes, the exhibtion is focused on describing functionality and possible applications of the "skins" (creating climate-controlled outdoor areas in the case of the glowing nodes). I would especially recommend this show to students (or anyone) interested in engineering, environmental studies, and architecture; it is a truly fascinating look into the future of possibilities in sustainable architecture. Remember all Muscarelle exhibtions are free to students, and "Skins" will be open until October 24th. Museum hours are Tuesday-Friday 10-5, Saturday and Sunday 12-4.