African Design Magazine November 2015 - Page 38

PROJECT TEAM through its color scheme and texture indigenous craft traditions in the country. One mountainous form features abstracted patterns inspired by textiles and embroidery, another by glazed ceramics, and the third by traditional wood carving. The museum utilizes large areas of glass to reveal the interior and creating the feeling of openness and transparency about the activity inside, in contrast with most Bulgarian museums that appear imposing and monumental. Interactivity also extends to the site, which includes a science playground, a green roof and rooftop climbing wall, a rain garden, outdoor activity space and an amphitheater. AD ARCHITECTS: Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership (LHSA+DP) ARCHITECTS OF RECORD: A&A Architects, Sofia PHOTOGRAPHER: Roland Halbe Click images to enlarge