Inside Panama’s Biomuseo
On the Isthmus of Panama—the narrow land bridge that connects North and South America—a striking new museum has opened its doors after nearly a decade of construction.
Designed by famed architect Frank Gehry, the Biomuseo (@biomuseo) celebrates the key role the isthmus played in the biodiversity of the planet, enabling species to migrate between the continents after it formed some three million years ago. More than 4,000 square meters (43,056 square feet) of gallery space host an immersive theater, interactive exhibitions and a series of larger-than-life models of prehistoric species.
The unique design of the structure takes its inspiration from the surrounding environment. The signature overlapping steel plates that make up the roof take their bright color scheme from the coloration of species native to the tropical region, and the building’s largely open-air floor plan reflects the tradition of local structures designed to cope with the warm climate in natural ways.
For Panama graphic designer and art director Raul Correa (@rauloo), the architecture and exhibitions come together to create a memorable experience. “The museum is a very photogenic and artistic place,” he explains. “The first time I visited, it was like being transported into a story—and I could understand how the Isthmus of Panama completely changed the world. It’s a fascinating story.”
Cuando estamos leyendo totalmente concentrados y entonces…
Here’s another painting of owl faces I just made for the FFDG show called Strigiformes. Interested in a preview? firstname.lastname@example.org
Strigiformes, 12” x 16” acrylic on maple panel, 2013
Me pregunto por que no puedo tener uno asi
Ahhh si ya me acuerdo NUNCA HAY DINERO :C
Somos Luz ( We are the Light )
Is the message painted by spanish artists collective Boa Mistura, with the neighbors help, on a gray concrete building in the neighborhood of El Chorrillo (Panama City).
The project was sponsorized by the Bienal del Sur in Panama, and is part of the CROSSROADS series, in which Boa Mistura is using participative urban art as a tool for encourage in run down communities, working with the local residents in the improvement of their own space.
12/21: the end of the world
12/22: i survived to the end of the world
12/24: tomorrow is christmas
12/25: today is christmas
12/31: i’m gonna sleep in 2012 and wake up in 2013
01/01/2013: i remember 2012 like it was yesterday
Graduacion :D 3er año
Yesterday :D premiacipn 6to año