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Barnes Foundation | Tod Williams + Billie Tsien

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Barnes Foundation | Tod Williams + Billie Tsien

21:30 06 December in [MI-Gold], Architecture, Museum
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12-06-2017:MODERNi: Originally housed in a Paul Cret gallery in an arboretum in Merion, Pennsylvania, the Barnes Foundation collection is re-located to a 93,000 SF, LEED Platinum building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in downtown Philadelphia. Conceived as “a gallery in a garden and a garden in a gallery,” the new building honors the Merion facility and provides visitors with a personal and contemplative experience. Clad in a tapestry of fossilized limestone and crowned by a luminous light box, the two-story building, with an additional level below grade, is set in an inviting public garden designed with landscape architect Laurie Olin…Read More!

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