Friday, January 28, 2011

Project365: Day 27 - Warm Light of the Sun

The days are definitely getting longer, which is a welcome change. I enjoy having at least a little daylight left to play with in photos after work.

This is the Des Moines Public Library designed by David Chipperfield. The exterior skin of the building is made of large panels that have a layer of bronzed perforated metal sandwiched between two layers of glass. The effect is actually quite interesting--during the day, the building seems opaque when viewed from outside, though occupants can see out into the park with ease. At night, the light within the library shines through the tiny holes in the metal mesh and the building, giving the building a very warm glow.

Once it really starts to get warmer I'll come back for a photo at night.

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