Thursday, July 21, 2011

Museum Design | Museum Of The West | Scottsdale | Arizona | Jones Studio

Scottsdale’s newest 45,000 SF museum will represent the intersection of Old West and New West. A slatted skin, reminiscent of an old barn, undulates, expands, and contracts to produce shaded outdoor public assembly space. Not unlike a cowboy’s straw hat, the building acts as a sun filter, heat mitigator, and cross ventilator. In addition, building water will be reclaimed, solar energy will be converted and roof garden’s will be planted and occupied – all working together to reset a higher sustainability “bar” for the New West..........more
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