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Art Institute of Chicago | Renzo Piano Building Workshop; Window screens: Hunter Douglas Contract; Photo: Bob Perzel | Archinect

Art Institute of Chicago Modern Wing, Chicago, 2008 - RPBW - Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Art Institute Chicago Modern Wing

View from mezzanine cafe, looking north along Griffin Court, with Millenneum Park beyond.

Designed by Kevin Roche, the GM Design lobby staircase is made of 7-foot, 4-inch terrazzo slabs, which overlap each other. The are actually suspended from above. Each tread is caught in tension between pencil-thin stainless steel rods. (4/15/2011)

Saarinen's landmark Warren Tech Center has a classic modernist aesthetic with a grand slab staircase suspended by cables, wood paneled walls, a grid ceiling, recessed lighting, and chrome accent pieces.

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Ten Buildings Pushing The Boundaries of Wood


Art Institute of Chicago Modern Wing by Renzo Piano Building Workshop

The Art Institute, Modern Wing | Chicago, IL | Renzo Piano

Urban/Civic Sites April 2012 The Art Institute of Chicago Modern Wing Chicago, Illinois Renzo Piano