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Exploring Snøhetta's San Francisco MOMA Expansion

A newly built staircase meets you at the entry of the SFMOMA, leading to the expansion in the back of the museum by Scandinavian firm Snøhetta.  

Beautiful diffused light streams in from Mario Botta's original ceiling system on the highest level, allowing ambient light to shine to the very bottom floor. 

There was enough light for me to take this shot handheld as I waited for the very busy swarm of visitors to disperse. 

My shots ended up pretty limited since of the high traffic and low light in the back, but here are some shots showing Snøhetta's expansion.

Entryway to San Francisco MOMA by Snohetta. 

Entryway to San Francisco MOMA by Snohetta. 

Huge windows on nonlinear walls. The traditional buildings in the back give away how asymmetric the walls and window frames are. 

Huge windows on nonlinear walls. The traditional buildings in the back give away how asymmetric the walls and window frames are. 

 
Take the stairs!

Take the stairs!

Forgive the black and white. The light wasn't too great by the end of the day and it was getting hard to shoot handheld.

Forgive the black and white. The light wasn't too great by the end of the day and it was getting hard to shoot handheld.

A date in the Calder room.

A date in the Calder room.

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