Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Living Roof

At The California Academy of Sciences

"Stop and smell the wildflowers during a visit to the Academy's living roof, a 2.5-acre expanse of native California plants. The museum's most iconic green building feature, the roof provides superior insulation, prevents stormwater runoff, reduces the urban heat island effect, and creates a new habitat for native birds, butterflies, and other local wildlife."

My uncle and other companions at the Academy noticed that the living roof had an uncanny resemblance to another fantastic agricultural landscape.... Teletubby Island. And I have to say, it is an eerie topographical synonym.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hey gc, absolutely love your blog postings....images and words are probing and revealing . especially connect with the science museum roof analog with the teletubby island- the vital connection between art and architecture. hence my surprise that you don't study any architecture in sculpture school. - sasi