SFMOMA’s “The Sea Ranch: Architecture, Environment, and Idealism” Exhibit + Unbeaten Path Tours’ On-Site Exploration

Two ways to spotlight the idyllic architectural development on the Sonoma Coast

Along California’s Highway 1, past Bodega Bay and Jenner, 100 miles north of San Francisco, the rugged coastline is at times barely visible. Along the curving road, unpainted wood homes can be spotted through the trees and meadows. This part of the Northern California coast feels both earthy and otherworldly. It is here that the Sea Ranch concept, a radical architecture experiment, aimed to become a model community …

An Interactive 3D Rendering of the New SFMOMA

Concurrent with the opening of the recently expanded SFMOMA, WIRED Magazine has developed an interactive 3D rendering of the museum to showcase its technological innovations. Beyond its icy, rippled exterior, the Snøhetta-designed building boasts a multitude of architectural, mechanical and environmental mechanisms—including hidden plant sensors for its massive live wall, energy-saving multi-layered glass wall panels, and a custom, Apple-assisted audio tour program—that elevate the structure …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Creating a healthier coffee, "kissing garlic," a tattoo-inspired restaurant interior and more

1. 360-Degree Photos of Chernobyl 30 Years Later 30 years ago, the worst nuclear accident in history occurred. Reactor number four at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power plant in Russia (then the Soviet Union) exploded, killing workers and many in the surrounding area. Though the area is still contaminated by radiation, this hasn’t prevented vines, trees, shrubs and animals from taking over the facilities through its …