San Francisco: de Young Museum

Another Herzog and de Meuron creation, the de Young Museum sits across the plaza from the California Academy of Sciences. On the plus side, the material used for the exterior creates a great texture, not to mention how it will weather over time and the tower provides an excellent 360 degree view of the city. … Continue reading

San Francisco: California Academy of Sciences

Renzo Piano is one of my favorite architects. Never anything too flashy, but very classic and technical. The Academy of Sciences is not my favorite by him, but it makes companion to the De Young Museum across the plaza. The Academy offers a program called “Nightlife” in which the museum stays open in the evening. … Continue reading