Originally published in Interiors & Sources

08/06/2008

Art Museum Connects Campus, Community

 
August 06, 2008
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Art Museum Connects Campus, Community

Located at a corner where the university and the city come together, the University of Michigan Museum of Art features three cantilevered structural arms that pinwheel around a triple-height “vertical gallery,” unfolding outward toward the campus and uniting the building in plan and section. The arms are bracketed by L-shaped shells of glass and steel that filter light into the museum.
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Sky Blue Underground
It’s not your typical meeting room: The Blue Room Theater at Chesapeake Energy Corp. produces a memorable sensory experience with blue ambient lighting and leading-edge multimedia technology. Backlit polycarbonate wall panels line the sidewalls of the theater, which is this year’s ARCHI-TECH AV Awards winner for the Best Project Under $1 Million.
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Sky Blue Underground
PHOTO: SCOTT MCDONALD © HEDRICH BLESSING

Webinar on The Blue Room Theater
Learn about this award-winning project firsthand from the professionals who worked on it by attending a FREE webinar Aug. 20.
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Harley Rides Toward Sustainability
A Harley Davidson dealership in O’Fallon, IL, perhaps the company’s greenest dealership in the country, features natural light emitted through the showroom windows and an energy-saving light system as well as radiant flooring that is heated from burned waste oil. The natural look of the lawn, which features native grasses and plants, limits maintenance and water use.
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