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Tour the Technical Features of Snøhetta's New SFMOMA with WIRED

Tour the Technical Features of Snøhetta's New SFMOMA with WIRED
Tour the Technical Features of Snøhetta's New SFMOMA with WIRED, © Henrik Kam
© Henrik Kam

The story of the new Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco combines a number of compelling storylines: the expansion of a major museum to become the biggest space dedicated to modern art in the country; a new headline project for the much-lauded architectural firm Snøhetta; and the alteration (or lobotomization, depending on who you ask) of a modern classic in Mario Botta's original 1995 building. As such, it's been a big talking point recently, as the museum plans to reopen this Sunday.

However, while the media has talked a lot about galleries, external appearances and staircases, much less has been said of the project's innovative combined lighting and HVAC system, efficient six-layer windows and unprecedented use of fiber-reinforced-plastic on a building so tall. Enter WIRED, whose impressive article on the building takes us on a guided tour of the more technical aspects of the project, using a 3D model as a guide. Read their article in full here.

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Cite: Rory Stott. "Tour the Technical Features of Snøhetta's New SFMOMA with WIRED" 11 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/787232/tour-the-technical-features-of-snohettas-new-sfmoma-with-wired/> ISSN 0719-8884

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