* Architecture: New Bauhaus Museum Weimar by Menomenopiu
Posted by the editors on Thursday, 22 March 2012
Architecture: New Bauhaus Museum Weimar by Menomenopiu: “..the “clever cover”, as a key visual element designed to be flexible to accommodate contemporary technologies to fulfill the future needs of the building. a play with light and shadow occurs from the pattern of the roof evokes the drawings of josef albers. over 5O% of the roof (1250m²) is covered by photovoltaic panels which provide up to 250kw/day, satisfying the 60% of the museum energy consumption. sliding shades manage the seasonal solar interior contributions, adjusting to the programmatic needs of the different volumes. the system “box in the box”, in synergy with the technological canopy, guarantees the best climatic control throughout the seasons. ‘I’m interested in the idea of overlapping images over several layers of transparent surfaces’ - moholy-nagy’s ‘light space modulator’..” Sustainability, transparence, Bauhausian..
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