Architecture: nasher sculpture center, dallas tx
Adjacent to the DMA and the new urban park the Nasher Sculpture Center sits in the heart of Dallas Arts District. Renowned architect Renzo Piano is the building architect and Peter Walker is the architect of the 2 acre garden. Opened in 2003, the structure is made of parallel stonewalls which create the gallery pavilions. These pavilions are closed off at the other ends by glass facades and roofs and therefore the view through the museum and the garden is unobstructed from the street. The highlight of the museum is it's roof structure that deals with letting in natural light beautifully. For those who are not learned in architecture, it is imperative that natural light flows into the galleries without any glare or heat to the art. Piano designed an arched glass roof with a perforated aluminum screen in an egg-crate pattern [noted in images inside this post] which directs the sunlight in an angle into the galleries.
From inside the garden you will find spectacular views of the surrounding skyscrapers. However, the Museum Tower's [here] high glare over the galleries is affecting the art work inside.
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