- Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -
Herzog & de Meuron’s Daylit Parrish Art Museum Opens in Long Island
Posted By Lori Zimmer On November 30, 2012 @ 1:00 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Daylighting,Sustainable Building | No Comments
Herzog & de Meuron  is known for translating archetypal designs in creative ways for their projects. The Parrish Museum is topped with a set of peaked roofs with overhanging eaves that create large covered terrace areas. The shelters provide shade, protection from the rain, and give visitors a place to take in the serene meadow landscape surrounding the museum . One terrace even hosts a café with furniture by designer Konstantin Grcic, so visitors can enjoy a snack or glass of wine after perusing the exhibitions. Exposed beams jut out from each side of the eaves, tying in with the grey concrete of the museum walls.
Inside, the galleries are lit with skylights  overhead. Each gallery is capped with north- and south-facing skylights that track sunlight through out the day, illuminating the exhibitions inside. A unique narrow exhibition hall is sandwiched between the two peaked buildings, providing a corridor-like space for viewing art.
The new Parrish Museum double’s the museum’s available exhibition space while providing an energy-efficient lighting solution.
Via Dezeen 
Article printed from Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com
URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/herzog-de-meurons-daylit-parrish-art-museum-opens-in-long-island/
URLs in this post:
 premier art exhibition space: http://inhabitat.com/grand-rapids-art-museum/
 Herzog & de Meuron: http://www.herzogdemeuron.com/index.html
 dual-peaked roof: http://inhabitat.com/stunning-saw-toothed-roof-floods-swiss-vocational-school-with-light/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/herzog-de-meurons-daylit-parrish-art-museum-opens-in-long-island/herzog-demeuron-parrish2/
 Herzog & de Meuron: http://inhabitat.com/herzog-de-meurons-zurich-childrens-hospital-will-be-built-around-a-series-of-courtyards/
 museum: http://inhabitat.com/lotus-shaped-singapore-artmuseum-collects-rain-and-light/
 skylights: http://inhabitat.com/solar-tube/
 Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2012/11/14/parrish-art-museum-by-herzog-de-meuron-2/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dezeen+%28Dezeenfeed%29&utm_content=Google+Reader
Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.