Renzo Pianoâ€™s Nasher Sculpture Center was designed with natural sunlight in mind. A roof covered by pierced aluminum screens allows dappled light to enter its art galleries in subtle warmth. The outdoor sculpture garden is open to the elements and a specifically-planted landscape by Peter Walker reaps the benefits of the Texan sun.
Since its construction in 2005, the museum has become an icon of the Dallas Arts District. In 2011, a 42-story condominium building went up across the street, banking on the popularity of Pianoâ€™s art haven. While the glazed curved glass facade of â€œMuseum Towerâ€ offers million dollar views of the museum below, itÂ burns the artworks and plants with a directed glare.
Now, a pair of New Yorkâ€“based architects might have a solution.