Barnes Foundation

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Barnes Foundation

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About this project

The programming of this project required unique facade solutions within a modern architectural context. The opaque facade elements are comprised of limestone from Israel, with variable metal reveals punctured with high-performance wooden windows. The large non-gallery public space features a large light bar of transparent and semi-transparent glass that defuses direct light. The lobby areas feature layered glass walls, stone cladding and high span glass enclosure for pre-function areas.

DesignConstructEnclosures & StructuresCultural

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Cultural, Museums


Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects and Ballinger Architects