Course Description The course describes a building whose design was strongly influenced by its landscape. The project highlights the importance of properly integrating a new extension with the existing building and the landscape. Through an introductory text, images, numerous technical drawings, and a construction plan, the course describes a project that embraces the beauty of its natural setting as an important element of itself. The course will provide students with a comprehensive overview of the use of technologies and materials, focusing in particular on the design measures taken to integrate the extension with the existing building.
Learning Objectives After reading this article and studying the drawings, you will be able to:
Describe the design measures taken so that the museum integrates harmoniously into the natural landscape, minimizing its impact on the environment, and discuss how the architects have produced a building that forms part of the landscape itself.
Discuss how the relationship between architecture and nature is reflected in the design.
Explain the design choices made, as regards the use of materials, so that the museum respects the natural lie of the land and colors of its setting.
Illustrate the organization of the complex both as regards the arrangement of the inner spaces and the organization of the spaces that surround and compete the building.