Toledo Museum – Minimal Glass

The Toledo Museum of Art has a “remarkable new Glass Pavilion, the first American project by architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa and their Tokyo firm, SANAA… Whenever the design veers in the direction of severity or humorlessness, it’s saved by its interest in shifting, shimmering visual effects — in exploring the full architectural spectrum from a transparent wall to one that’s fully opaque. When you stand outside the pavilion and spot trees or people on the other side, you are looking through more than a dozen layers of glass, each of them reflecting the sunlight or the interior of the building or the trees in a different way.”