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2013 AIA Architecture Firm Award Goes to Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA, the museum that controversially transplanted Albert Barnes’ singular collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Early Modern art from his suburban quasi-private exhibition space to Center City Philadelphia. Williams and Tsien’s new museum replicates the scale, proportion, and configuration of the original Paul Cret-designed museum, while adding new spaces for education, painting conservation, and research. (Image via twbta.com) The Rifkind House in Wainscott, NY, a Long Island Modernist triptych pavilion clad in warm cedar siding, balanced with cool New York bluestone. Mahogany floor-to-ceiling window frames and custom-designed cherrywood furniture make the house an inviting and convivial entry into the pantheon of Modernist glass-walled houses. (Image via twbta.com) The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center in New York City, which cobbles together 7,000 square feet of new public space for performances and Lincoln Center visitors out of the interstitial spaces between buildings. Newcomers and Lincoln Center regulars are treated to a 20-foot tall green wall and 16 skylight oculi, playfully scattered across the ceiling. (Image via twbta.com) The C.V. Starr East Asian Library at the University of California-Berkeley, a rare books repository that signals its cultural affiliation with carefully crafted, abstract screen systems. (Photo: Michael Moran, Image via twbta.com)

The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA, the museum that controversially transplanted Albert Barnes’ singular collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Early Modern art from his suburban quasi-private exhibition space to Center City Philadelphia. Williams and Tsien’s new museum replicates the scale, proportion, and configuration of the original Paul Cret-designed museum, while adding new spaces for education, painting conservation, and research. (Image via twbta.com)
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The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA, the museum that controversially transplanted Albert Barnes’ singular collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Early Modern art from his suburban quasi-private exhibition space to Center City Philadelphia. Williams and Tsien’s new museum replicates the scale, proportion, and configuration of the original Paul Cret-designed museum, while adding new spaces for education, painting conservation, and research. (Image via twbta.com)



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