Community-enhancing art as building

This place, not far from my old crib, is very very cool.

But what’s most striking about these buildings is the way everything moves. The outer walls are not the solid surfaces they at first appear. Sometimes wood and sometimes glass, they’re mechanically operated. You pull a switch and the walls slowly open, like huge Venetian blinds, so air can enter and circulate to cool the interiors and help dry the boats. It’s predicted that even in the second-floor offices, air conditioning will be required only a few days of the summer. (The buildings are heated and cooled by geothermal wells, keeping energy consumption to a minimum.)

This is almost cool enough to make me want to break my longstanding “no water activities that resemble exercise” policy.


2 Responses to “Community-enhancing art as building”

  1. zachary Says:

    isnt that bunker hill community college?


  2. indeedindeed Says:

    haha, that looks absolutely nothing like bhcc.

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