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 …

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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 …

SFMOMA is Set to Reopen After Three Years of Renovation

After three years of renovations and construction, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will finally reopen to the public on 14 May. The years-long development—helmed by architecture firm Snøhetta—adds nearly three times the amount of gallery space to the museum through a restructured interior and a massive extension building. The expansion is a stark contrast to the original red-bricked Mario Botta museum and …