Between creating a stunning rooftop train station plaza in Spain, building the biggest net-zero office in LA, and making the coveted shortlist to design parts of Cornell's new Roosevelt Island campus, Morphosis is certainly keeping busy. The powerhouse firm's most recent must-see: The brand new Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas. Located inside the city's Victory Park development, this modern museum is a concrete cube full of exciting spaces for visitors to enjoy from top to bottom -- literally: the building's unique layout takes museum-goers straight to the top of the building and allows them to work their way down the numerous exhibition halls back to the original entrance.
Visitors are greeted with a glass-encased escalator that takes them on their journey. The slow and sleek ride zaps diagonally across the concrete building as it climbs to the top. People can then spiral down five exhibition floors into the atrium found on the ground floor. The spacious building also includes a 3D auditorium, a cafe, and a gift shop.
Outside, concrete slabs at different levels have been specially curated by landscape-design firm Talley Associates, with draught-safe grasses typical of the hot Texan landscape.
The awesome Perot Museum opens this week. Be sure to check it out!
Photos: courtesy of Morphosis