Located just outside of Philadelphia, PA, this project encompasses a private art gallery, renovation to an existing residence, pool house, and associated landscape.
The primary goal of this project, D.Gallery, is to house the owner’s private art collection in a dynamically changing landscape environment – responding to changes and creating temporal associations between the interior content and the exterior environment. The project is driven by phenomenological and material pursuits at many scales and time spaces simultaneously. Our studio is after more than a hands-on tectonic composition and detailing practice. We were looking for material behavior to dynamically respond to changing context conditions (shifting perspective and pathway, perceived scale, daily to annual lighting, time in a micro and macro sense). Our shop and our tools, digital and physical, support these efforts in a unique way providing feedback and response iteratively throughout the evolution of the design.