Gallery: MVRDV’s Speech Bubble Inspired Building Wins China Comic and A...

MVRDV focuses on achieving excellent energy ratings, and the CAM Museum is no different. The sleek aerodynamic design creates even wind pressure, and a lower need for air conditioning. The interior is cooled mainly with natural ventilation and adiabatic cooling. Each of the eight balloons are interconnected, and their circular shape helps air ventilation and flow, keeping visitors cool and fresh.

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  1. thedisgruntledarchitect May 6, 2011 at 11:06 am

    I saw this recently in an online architecture magazine and my immediate thought was that this is initially odd, but the application seems fitting to the fantastic nature of the exhibition content. However, I question how successful the museum will be. Animation and digital arts applications tend to thrive in the digital environment, as do the users and creators- this is a primary online community. Does that community or the art type itself want to be housed in a “traditional” museum application? I think this is a missed opportunity for a progressive and innovative digital environment to be architected to accommodate a museum application. In that capacity, I also think the digital environment will be far more sustainable and green that the built environment in this case. It is fascinating to look at though, thanks for the renderings!

  2. Hong C. May 5, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Looks like Victor Vetterline’s anime & manga stuff @

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