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T Space / Steven Holl Architects

  • Architects: Steven Holl Architects
  • Location: Dutchess, NY, USA
  • Architects: Steven Holl Architects
  • Design Architect: Steven Holl
  • Project Architect: Garrick Ambrose
  • Project Team: Jackie Luk, Lautaro Pereyra, Jeanne Wellinger
  • Project Advisor: Chris McVoy
  • Structural Engineering: Silman Associates, PC.
  • Fabricator: JLP Home Improvement
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Susan Wides

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From the architect. On a four acre site in Dutchess County, New York, a new wooden ”T” space sits near a stone “U” house from 1952, which has a steel “L” addition from 2001.

© Susan Wides
© Susan Wides

The new gallery floats over the natural landscape. It has nine steel columns and nine elevations, all integrated via proportions of 1:1.618..

© Susan Wides
© Susan Wides

A rain skin of natural 2x2 cedar is suspended on stainless steel screws. There is no plumbing, or sheetrock. The interiors are painted plywood and the floor is sanded marine plywood with all the stains of the 4 month construction process exposed.

© Susan Wides
© Susan Wides

Wooden windows, doors and skylights were specifically built for this space. The gallery is reached from the east by a gently sloping wooden ramp, and exited on a wooden ramp through the south elevation which is a large pivoting wall.

© Susan Wides
© Susan Wides

Light comes from skylights, cut to achieve 25 foot candles of natural light on the walls, eliminate the need for electricity.

© Susan Wides
© Susan Wides
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