Unique ceiling structure

December 22, 2007 at 10:37 pm Leave a comment


The project is a 3500 sf art gallery in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. The client requested two gallery spaces, an office area, a storage packaging area, a reception desk, a meeting table where clients could scan the website for other pieces in the collection and finally a bar area for art openings. The existing space had a beam and column configuration that ran down the middle north south in a wiggly line. Initially, this existing condition was thought to be a problem. The solution was to use the pattern of the existing beam and columns to organize the space and direct the form.

Primarily the existing beam and column pattern was used to create a custom luminous ceiling that contains all the HVAC, sprinkler and lighting elements. The lines in the ceiling are made of mill finish aluminum flat bar that hold up translucent panels and, in some instances,  extend from the ceiling to become light fixtures over key locations in the space. The office and packaging area were placed in the middle creating the division between front and rear galleries.


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