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Lotus-Shaped Singapore Museum Collects Rain and Light
Each one of the ten fingers that extend out has a generous skylight that fills the upper galleries with abundant daylight. Air conditioning grills built into the floor help save energy as well by cooling only the air at the visitor’s height, rather than the entire space. Called air stratification, the technique is gaining popularity with engineering firms. While the overall $5 billion Marina Bay Sands project is all about geez-wiz conspicuous consumption, the ArtScience Museum at least points in a more promising direction.
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