Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion
Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, SAANA, Ltd.
Location & Year
Toledo, OH, 2006
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Designed by Tokyo based Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, SANAA, Ltd., the Glass Pavilion is a work of art itself, providing spatial drama using a remarkable economy of means.
All exterior and nearly all interior walls consist of 13’ high panels of curved glass, resulting in a transparent structure that blurs the boundaries between interior and exterior spaces, creating a fluid dynamic between art and viewer. With the juxtaposition of glass galleries and two glass-making studios, the pavilion offers the viewer the unique experience of appreciating the history of glass as an artistic medium.