Barnes Foundation

Project Description

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.


LB Enclosures provided facade material applications, schematic design, design development, construction documents, mockups testing and construction administration for all facade elements, including stone cladding, metal, high-performance windows, high span glazing and clerestory translucent glass feature, above and below grade waterproofing, green roofs and conventional roofing systems.

  • Architects
  • Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
  • New York, New York, USA
  • Ballinger Architects
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Location
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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