This showcase private art gallery is located on the estate of a private residence. In working closely with both the architects and the owner, we were able to create a space which is visually stimulating, highly user-friendly, and functional throughout the space’s varying needs. The core concept of the Gallery and landscape is that events or moments occur predictably and unpredictably through changes in the variables of the project. These changes can be contextual changes such as color, texture, and density of the landscape. The building changes in form and tectonics in pursuit of specific lighting phenomena.
The lighting system used in D Gallery is an automated system that can be programmed to shift over periods ranging from seconds to 16 days. The system is topology free (not tied to rooms or other spaces), with about 50 control nodes. All of these elements have been provided so that the gallery space can be programmed to respond to natural shifts in the color, texture, and density of the adjoining landscape.