Design Us a Building, You're the Piano Man

Renzo Piano's new building for the California Academy of Arts and Sciences in San Francisco (which we mentioned in Issue 011), opens this Saturday. The New York Times really likes it:"...Mr. Piano's vision avoids arrogance. The ethereality of the academy's structure suggests a form of reparations for the great harm humans have done to the natural world. It is best to tread lightly in moving forward, he seems to say. This is not a way of avoiding hard truths; he means to shake us out of our indolence."We think it looks like Hobbiton and the Biodome made a baby.Check out the NYT slideshow here.