For a newly minted museum in San Francisco, the green architecture is the main exhibit
By Kalee ThompsonPosted 03.06.2008 at 2:34 pm 8 Comments
From a bird’s-eye view, the domes of the California Academy of Sciences, set to open in the fall, bulge out of the ground like giant scoops of green ice cream. These undulating hills built into the museum’s 2.5-acre, flora-covered roof integrate the building into the green space of surrounding Golden Gate Park. They also conserve energy, since the roof insulates and ventilates the 400,000-square-foot museum below.