Enzo Ferrari Museum. Glass façade curves in plan and tilts at an angle of 12.5 degrees. In the summer months a thermo-sensor activates the windows in the façade and roof allowing cool air to circulate. Geothermal energy is used to heat and cool the building. It is the first museum building in Italy to use geothermal energy. The building also employs photovoltaic technology and water recycling systems.
Context Along a series of lushly green mountains narrow rice field terraces are divided by a mountain stream. Surrounded by this complicated yet beautiful, abundant nature, a settlement can be seen in Kashiwano-machi, a town in Kaga City, Ishikawa, Japan.