design squish blog





WHATCOM MUSEUM - THE LIGHTCATCHER BUILDING

bellingham, whatcom museum new building

new museum, lightcatcher

The Lightcatcher building (opening- November 14, 2009) designed by Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects will feature multiple exhibit spaces in new climate controlled galleries. The Lightcatcher is designed to meet LEED (Leadership in Engineering and Environmental Design) Silver standard and includes a “green” roof, providing a venue for the Museum to offer programs around sustainability and conservation.


lightcatcher building-art museum, bellingham, wa


“The basic concept for this new museum is that museum turned inside out—to make the building as active on the outside as it will be on the inside. An iconic 36-foot-tall, 180-foot-long translucent wall, “the lightcatcher,” is conceived as the focal point and backdrop to a central courtyard that will become a new gathering place for the city. The exterior of the museum will be an invitation to engage in art and will allow pedestrians walking by to view the art and activity within” - Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects

CATEGORIES:   WISDOM + BOOKS + FILM + MUSIC , design, ART, GREEN DESIGN,

(0) COMMENTS Permalink HOME   TwitThis

Posted by DESIGN SQUISH on October 08, 2009


comments




Leave a reply

Name (required)

Email (required)

Website

Notify me of follow-up comments?

Please enter the word you see in the image below:




      ← Back to Design Squish




RECENT BLOG POSTINGS

GREEN TIPS

MOTHER EARTH NEWS
Our favorite magazine covering sustainable, self-reliant living. Topics include building, gardening, homesteading, do-it-yourself, kitchen,organic food, independent living and renewable energy

THE GREEN GUIDE
National geographic guide on sustainable living

DESIGN SQUISH TIPS
Our list of green tips - precise and simple.

PLANET GREEN The first 24-hour eco-focused TV channel by Discovery Network. Their website offers tips on eco fashion, eco beauty, eco home, garden and more.

GREEN HUFFINGTON POST
- bike culture, animals, energy, eating matters, green living

LIVING ON EARTH
- Environmental news and information program that features a broad range of environmental topics.

CONTACT


p: 1347 866 2744
e: anainred@yahoo.com