Thursday, 7 June 2012

California Academy of Sciences

Round windows on the domes of the California Academy of SciencesGorgeous trees and beautiful shades'Green roof' livens up California Academy of SciencesRound windows on the domes of the California Academy of SciencesArchitecture design of the california academy of scienceDistance view of California Academy of Sciences
Green roofA boy looks into eyes of a radiated tortoiseRadiated TortoiseThe albino alligator- "Claude"Big aquariumStarfishes
School kids touching the starfishesJelly fishesJelly fishesThe big aquariumThe big aquariumWall of butterfly and insect speciments
Distance view of De young museumJean Paul Gaultier exhibition at De Young MuseumJean Paul Gaulteir exhibition at De Young MuseumA staff member setting up an art piece.Anti-Mass consists of Charcoal and WireAnti-Mass consists of Charcoal and Wire
'Green roof' livens up California Academy of Sciences
Round windows on the domes of the California Academy of Sciences
White daisies along Martin Luther King Jr Drive







California Academy of Sciences is among the newest natural history museums in San Francisco. One of the attractions that caught my eyes was this energy-efficient green roof, designed by Pritzker Prize-Winning architect, Renzo Piano. The 2.5 acres of living roof absorbs 90-98% of the building's rainfall, and all around the roof's edges runs an encircling halo of photovoltaic cells, providing 60kW energy supply to the building. How cool is that!
 
California Academy of Sciences & De Young Memorial Museum, a set on Flickr.
Details about the green roof design at here : http://inhabitat.com/california-academy-of-sciences-unveiled/

 

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