williams and tsien – Obama library edition

Word broke on Monday that Todd Williams and Billie Tsien won the job to design the Obama Library in Chicago and I am a big fan. I thought David Adjaye was the heavy favorite or that it might be Snohetta since they are fully zoolander ‘so hot right now’ but TWBTA is going to crush this project and I’m really excited to see what it becomes. So let’s revisit some of their interior hotness on various projects.


They already have a project in Hyde Park at U of Chicago and the lobby of the Logan Center has a lovely glassy stair.



The Barnes Center has so many gorgeous spaces.. and the exterior isn’t anything to sneeze at either.


(via the AIA)


(from Architects Newspaper) I love the black hardware on the wood door in the foreground..


The Cranbrook Natatorium is dreamy (via NY Architecture)



And I love the yellow tile in this atrium at Skirkanich Hall at the University of Pennsylvania (via the AIA)





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