Video: Henry Art Gallery Facade Proposal by PIQUE

PIQUE, a collaborative of design professionals shared with us a video of their proposal por the Henry Art Gallery facade. The goal of this project is to transform the Henry Art Gallery storefront from a busy corridor into an energetic, engaging extension of the Gallery that makes people aware of the act of observing, reacting and interacting.

Through changing perspectives, the Parallax Wall is a marker of movement, a magnifying glass looking on intimate reflection, and a mirror reflecting an active community. It is a tool to capture one’s divided attention and illustrate for them the contribution their presence has in making place. Just as a see-saw lies useless in a park unless TWO people engage it, the Parallax Wall connects people to people and thereby connects moment and event to memory.

House in Mormont by PIQUE

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Our friends from PIQUE llc shared with us this house located outside the small village of Mormont in the Ardennes Forest of . Designed for a young family of four, the home will start as a summer house and expand into the sunlit basement to ultimately function as a permanent residence.

Traces + Patterns at the Olympic Sculpture Park / PIQUE

PIQUE often engages in the practice of Guerrilla Architecture. In an effort to exercise their design process, critical eye and interest in the urban fabric, they undertake subversive interrogations & interventions. This latest research project for the Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park is one such project that is beginning to get some real traction.

More images, a video and the architect’s description after the break.

High Desert Pavilion / PIQUE

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Architects: PIQUE llc
Location: Bend, Oregon,
Contractor: J.M. Garren Inc.
Project Area: 350 sqm
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Tom Owen, Bob Woodward, Peter Jahnke

Whitten House / PIQUE

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Architects: PIQUE llc
Location: Tumalo, OR,
Structural Engineer: Elemental Engineering llc
Contractor: R&H Construction
Project year: 2009
Photographs: Peter Jahnke

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