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DRA&U Architects' Wine Museum has a Strategic System of Capillaries

By: Katherine Vong - Published: Sep 29, 2011 • References: dra-u.net_ and archiscene.net
This 100-meter high tower is a design proposal by DRA&U Architects for a wine museum in Santiago de Chile, Chile.

Offering a fresh perspective on traditional museum design, this towering wine museum features a series of holes, or capillaries, all over its facade. According to the architects, these capillaries allow the building to act like a living organism in which external and internal "volumes" are able to connect. The system of holes also allows for strategic lighting: exhibition spaces do not receive direct sunlight, while at the same time, visitors can enjoy a 360-degree view of the city and park below.

The architect team behind this design include Simone Luciani, Livia Campana, Giorgio Pini, Annapina Di Filippo and Yana Ivanova.