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    Skylighting Sculpture

    Tenth anniversary special issue article—originally published in March 2004.
    by ArchitectureWeek

    When Texas entrepreneur Raymond Nasher asked for a "roofless museum" for his extensive sculpture collection, his architects and their consultants delivered a unique interpretation. The Nasher Sculpture Center, which opened in downtown Dallas in 2003, is a synthesis of nature and building: a sculpture garden and a building with a roof that's "open" to the light of the sky.

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    Because the new museum is intended exclusively for sculpture, the designers were not as limited in their treatment of illumination as they would have been for light-sensitive paintings. While Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano designed a series of five parallel stone-walled pavilions, engineers at Arup crafted a latitude-specific geometry for a cast-aluminum roof that, without any moving parts, admits daylight while shading the interior spaces from direct sun year-round. Landscape architect Peter Walker designed the two-acre (0.8-hectare) sculpture garden as an oasis amidst skyscrapers.   >>>

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    Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop.
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    Inside one of the galleries, where direct sunlight never enters.
    Photo: Timothy Hursley

     

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