I had the opportunity to visit the new de Young Museum in San Francisco, located in the Golden Gate Park, www.deyoungmuseum.org. Designed by the Swiss architecture firm, Herzog & de Meuron, the de Young is a true vision of the future.
The architects used simple repetitive patterns, textures and color with natural forms made possible only by state-of-the art technology. In my opinion, the building is one of the most beautiful and relevant expressions of the melding of man-made and nature, where the building actually adds to nature's setting. Simple really, as you approach from a distance and get closer here's how I describe it - copper, twist, circles, perfed, embossed, debossed, coded, outside in.
Attention paid to every detail it's conception and execution makes it so easy to take in. Future understood.