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A Look at the Nix Nature Center

Posted on by Lauren M

Visiting the James and Rosemary Nix Nature Center in Laguna Beach...

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This contempory and contextual design, completed in 2006, uses simple forms and the thoughtful application of materials to achieve a sense of place and reinforce a connection to the environment and surrounding landscape.  Located at the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park in Laguna Canyon, it features rammed earth and board-formed concrete, juxtaposed alongside a steel and glass structure to achieve an artful balance of shelter and openness, as the extensive glazing frames the stunning vistas of sycamore woodlands and rocky bluffs of this beautiful coastal canyon environment.

For more on this project and to view additional photos, check out this image gallery from a trip to the Nix Center.

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