27 Jan '15, 12pm

This museum collects rain and light:

Really interesting design, relounching very very old ideas: the traditional roman atrium-house (“villa”) for example, which had a water bassin in it´s central patio, fed by rainwater directly through an opening in the roof. Or the flat roofs, collecting rain for cisterns in most arid countries of the world. And frankly, the idea of letting in light through the roof of a building is not revolutionary, call it “collecting light” or what you want. I think, this beautyful building´s best effect is to transport an idea of our connection to nature, daylight, air and water. but there´s still a long way to go to eco-architecture.

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