California Academy of Sciences
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California Academy of Sciences by California Academy of Sciences
Book DescriptionAcclaimed architect Renzo Piano's vision for the new California Academy of Sciences is one of hope and grand ambition: to create a model for sustainable design at an unprecedented scale. This is the story of an architectural masterpiece detailing the intricacies of form and function: its 2.5-acre rooftop garden, the 60,000 photovoltaic cells designed to power the building, and its use of natural light and ventilation. This celebratory book serves as both resource and reminder of how humans can live and work in harmony with nature.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780811865142
(310mm x 258mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Chronicle Books
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author California Academy of Sciences
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Author Biography - California Academy of Sciences
Author Susan Wels lives in San Francisco. Dr. Greg Farrington is the executive director of the Academy. Renzo Piano is a Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect.
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