Philadelphia's "Gallery in a Garden"

Philadelphia's "Gallery in a Garden"

By Paige Alexus
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.

@atticfirephoto shared this shot of the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, which holds an extensive collection of post-impressionist and early-modern paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, and more. Though originally established in 1922, the new building designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (TWBTA) was opened in 2012 and consists of a cantilevered light canopy, fossilized Israeli limestone, and sandblasted concrete that’s cast-in-place. 

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The new building at the Barnes Foundation took five years to build and maintained the same gallery configuration of the original building in Merion, Pennsylvania.


Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (TWBTA) built a cantilevered rectangular box that hovers over a courtyard. The new site is known as the "Gallery in a Garden."


Attic Fire Photography stopped to capture the reflection of the Philadelphia Free Library on the Barnes Foundation's fountain. 

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