Inner curtain in Sanaa's Museum in Toledo, Ohio [521]

Sanaa designed a large air space in façade that sketches the curve envelope of the building. Curved glasses (laminated on the outer layer and tempered on the inner) draw the large chamber of variable width. This gallery is heated to form a true "neutralizing wall." From the inside space, the view is a radical transparent continuity thanks to the renounce of double glass.In large sections of the gallery, there is a sliding curtain as solar protection. Besides protecting with its reflection, it provides privacy and a diffuse lighting of interior space.



General view of the building: 
Toledo Museum of Art
2445 Monroe St
43620 Toledo , Ohio
United States
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PH2 PH3, PH4, PH5, PH7: trevor.patt, from 
PH1, PH5: from Rosa Urbano's thesis

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