Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

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Sandipan Aditya (was created by)
Steven Holl (was created by)
Holl did a renovation and addition to the exisiting Institute of Science. "The division of the 1937 building into the Hall of Minerals and Hall of Man is physically invigorated by an addition that opens up the dead end circulation of existing galleries. The slipped 'U' shape, like the scientific diagram for 'strange attractors' allows for multiple paths within the exhibitions and programs. With this concept as an analog, we aim for a free and open-ended addition. Its circuits are unique, allowing for the potential that no visit to the new science museum will be a repeat experience, rather each engagement is provocative and unpredictable. A 'light laboratory' forms an entrance hall which functions as a changing exhibit. The 'Story of Water' garden is divided into pavilions of liquid, solid and vapor." -- Keywords: exhibitions and exhibition structures, institutional buildings, views. Submitted by Sandipan Aditya.
1990s (1990 - 1999)