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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Renzo Piano Building Workshop - Official Site

The official site for Renzo Piano's Renzo Piano Building Workshop.

Nice use of Flash.

RPBW are the architects for the new California Academy of Sciences which is going up in Golden Gate Park, across the Concourse from the DeYoung Museum. The new Academy will open late 2008. 370K sq ft -- of which 95K sq ft are public space. Living roof. Zounds.

We almost stopped into the Academy's temporary digs on Howard Street yesterday, but I was tuckered out, having walked down to SFMOMA to meet up with his nibs and visit, among other exhibits, the Picasso and American Art exhibit. Get there if thee can. Exhibit closes Monday, May 28, 2007.

Philistine that I are, I did not get Brice Marden, especially his monochrome work.

Where were we? Ah, yes: Renzo Piano Building Workshop. The RPBW site covers projects, bio, history, &c. An interactive map gives access to projects worldwide.


(Walked back home again, too, even though it was a free transit day: RT was 4mi+ and then there was all the walking around inside SFMOMA)

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