sunken garden gallery
program: commercial ground floor
location: west village, nyc, ny
area: 1,750 sq.ft.
role: re-a.d as design architect, architect of record and interior designer
west village landmark: this art gallery, located on a quiet street of the west village, hosts an inverted skylight, that we call ‘sunken garden’, bringing light from above down into space through a sunken box that interrupts the continuity of the gallery space. the design aims at bringing together two private, yet social spaces: the terrace of the residential duplex above and a cultural program in the city at street level. each visitor will confront a new connection between 2 programs generally secluded one from the other in the city.
between old and new, our project offers a balance between historical significance and a transformation challenging the limit between public and private that sets the building for a flexible future.