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The Ruth Lily Visitors Pavilion Meshes Art, Architecture and Nature
Posted By Lori Zimmer On June 23, 2011 @ 2:00 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,Sustainable Building | 2 Comments
Ipe hardwood planks  form a large walkway, a deck, a wall, and a slatted-light filtering sunshade that covers the deck, all of which are supported by a steel frame. The interior meeting rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows that allow light and nature to flush the inside. The center of the pavilion  hosts a more private room, with wooden walls and windows lining the top.
The Visitors Pavilion is outfitted with water-saving fixtures, as the plumbing is fed by well water. Heating and cooling within the facility is controlled using a sustainable geothermal system . Being completely in tune with the natural environment, the entire pavilion  is also situated in a way that allows floodwaters to flow around and under the structure without causing architectural damage.
The unobtrusive pavilion will be used for small meetings and educational classes of up to 50 people. The open-air design, green features and glass façade will inspire its visitors to reconnect with the nature around them. The pavilion  will also be energy-efficient and LEED certified .
Via Arch Daily 
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URLs in this post:
 Pavilion: http://inhabitat.com/ephemeral-all-souls-day-pillow-pavilion-puffs-up-using-bbq-smoke/
 Marlon Blackwell: http://www.marlonblackwell.com/work_public_indianapolis-museum-of-art-visitors-pavilion.html
 geothermal energy: http://inhabitat.com/iceland-may-tap-liquid-magma-as-new-geothermal-energy-source/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/the-ruth-lily-visitors-pavilion-meshes-art-architecture-and-nature/marlon-blackwell-ruth-lily-pavillion2/
 planks: http://inhabitat.com/lumber-made-from-newspaper-looks-like-real-wood/
 pavilion: http://inhabitat.com/lacy-inflatable-mobile-pavilion-pops-up-like-a-circus-tent-for-mobilizarte-in-brazil/
 geothermal system: http://inhabitat.com/ge-announces-largest-debt-financing-this-year-for-a-thermal-power-plant-in-the-us/
 pavilion: http://inhabitat.com/edge-condition-scrap-wood-pavilion-is-a-dizzying-jenga-like-sculpture/
 pavilion: http://inhabitat.com/beautiful-times-eureka-pavilion-mimics-the-cellular-structure-of-plants/
 LEED certified: http://inhabitat.com/kenmore-senior-apartments/
 Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/144340/the-ruth-lilly-visitors-pavilion-marlon-blackwell-architect/
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