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Steven Holl’s Modern Art Museum is a Luminous Iceberg
Additional green design strategies include the extension of the sculpture garden onto the roof to create a green roof for improved insulation and stormwater infiltration, as well as a structural concept created by Holl called the “Breathing Ts”, which serve as ducts for light as well as ventilation. During the winter, air is warmed and directed into rooms, and during the summer hot air is exhausted out. A computer precisely controls the interior climate for individual exhibits, and a translucent insulating material embedded in the glass cavities of the Ts helps control the light. The building itself is a work of art that matches the caliber of the exhibits held inside.
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