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New Whitney outpost to feature fabric on top

Exteriors | July 1, 2008 | By:

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, has proposed a satellite museum to its main facility to be built using multiple sustainable design techniques. Designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, the new museum features several terraces that step back from the main street. According to news reports, Piano plans to use a “web-like structure of delicate steel, glass and fabric scrims for a roof on the top floor gallery.”

The design is only a preliminary one at present, but Piano is exploring the notion of bringing natural light into lower levels of the museum by manipulating the volume of the building mass.

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