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Toledo Museum of Art

Toledo, Ohio
Completed 2006
Size: 6,000sf
Program: Permanent and temporary casework
Cost: $500,000

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The Glass Pavilion is an annex to the Toledo Museum of Art, and contains a world-renowned glass art collection, as well as glass making facilities. Designed by Sanaa of Tokyo, it is the first project built by the firm in the USA. The challenge was to design the gallery layouts, the permanent casework, display systems, and a study storage gallery within the simple architecture of the building. Built almost exclusively of glass, the transparent walls are shaped to gently separate and fluidly connect the museum’s spaces.

The visitor maintains constant visual contact with the art, the diversity of activities in progress, and the centennial tree-scape outside that appears to permeate the interior. The casework is conceived of a kit of parts that is recombinant and iterative of the glass-making process itself.


Role: Celia Imrey, design and managing principal - Imrey Culbert