KKA was asked to participate in a Sketchpad project by the New York Times. This series of week-long hypothetical projects show how a firm can create something interesting and functional from what seems to be an unattractive and restrictive space. The space is located on 57th street between 1st and 2nd Avenue in New York City.
The design is for a private art gallery which combines innovatively and efficiently with a living space. The new live/work program provides an efficient re-design. Artwork hangs on sliding vertical storage panels that can be pulled out to display and then pushed back to open up the space.
The placement of custom furniture and partitions were created synonymously with our initial sectional cuts which created a more open multi-use space. To help eliminate excess furniture, many of the custom pieces are designed to fill multiple programmatic roles. Finally, we transformed the existing light shaft into a winter garden for art and leisure.
New York, NY