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Ivan Navarro and Courtney Smith Art Studio / Scalar Architecture

Ivan Navarro and Courtney Smith Art Studio / Scalar Architecture
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Text description provided by the architects. Scalar works with a renowned artist who crafts socially and politically relevant sculptures and installations 

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Located on a former warehouse within the industrial neighborhood of Sunset Park, the three-level 5000 sf studio for the artists Ivan Navarro and Courtney Smith is a diaphanous volume for art production. Courtney Smith is an artist working in sculpture and performance. Iván Navarro is a Chilean artist of global recognition who works with light, mirrors, and glowing glass tubes to craft socially and politically relevant sculptures and installations. 

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In line with their conceptual and political stance, the architectural solution reimagines, inhabits, and expands the existing facility by means of articulating recycled steel -so prevalent in the industrial activities of the neighborhood - both as structure and reflective skin. Structurally, the recycled steel structure afforded the possibility to perch over and maintain the existing masonry through a series of frames. 

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Ivan Navarro often relies on a different concept of framing to contain his works of sound, light, and reflections. In relating these complementary ideas of “frames”, the building creates a larger two-story open frame that ties all the production spaces together.

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Address:Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY, United States

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Cite: "Ivan Navarro and Courtney Smith Art Studio / Scalar Architecture" 02 Nov 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/971199/ivan-navarro-and-courtney-smith-art-studio-scalar-architecture> ISSN 0719-8884

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