Andrew Michler

Reclaimed Factory Makes Fascinating Statement on Sustainability

by , 10/27/10

ambuichi Architects, Yukinori Yanagi, Naoshima Fukutake Art Museum Foundation, Tadao Ando, Seirensho, green art installation, green retrofit, passive cooling and heating, water reuse, green building Japan,Photo © Daici Ano

Set on its own .21 square mile island, the Museum allows only 50 visitors a day. From afar they can see the six enormous brick smoke stacks in various stages of decay. Only when they arrive can they see the low-slung glass and white stone building. The entire complex is a large passive heating and cooling machine that use the 98 foot tall smoke stack adjacent to gallery to suck air out of the complex. The galleries themselves provide all the heating and cooling.

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