Gallery: Steven Holl Completes Green-Roofed Nanjing Museum of Art & Arc...

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Steven Holl has nearly completed construction on his much anticipated Museum of Art & Architecture in Nanjing. Now that just site work and landscaping is left to finish, the museum rises as a series of elevated linear volumes set above a field of grass and black-stained concrete volumes. The museum celebrates Chinese art and architecture and is based on the Chinese theory of 'parallel perspectives' -- it explores shifting viewpoints and layers in space, while taking advantage atmospheric mists and surrounding water. Green design, recycled materials and energy-efficient geothermal heating and cooling play a large role in the museum's design.

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