LOT-EK: whitney studio shipping container installation
LOT-EK: whitney studio shipping container installation LOT-EK: whitney studio shipping container installation
dec 30, 2012
LOT-EK: whitney studio shipping container installation


 

designed by LOT-EK, the whitney studio is a two-storey loft space measuring 600-square feet. the volume functions as both a gallery as well as an education space for conducting public programs — including art classes for people of all ages and informal lectures — for new york’s whitney museum of american art. designed to fit within the institution’s open moat, on the south side of the entry bridge, the black cubic volume is comprised of six shipping containers which have been stacked in two rows of three.

LOT-EK whitney studio shipping container architecture installation
all images courtesy of LOT-EK

 

 

a continuous diagonal band of fenestration highlighted by a bright yellow, runs along two sides and the roof, visually extending the enclosed area to the museum’s ground floor sculpture court, offering glimpses out to the activities of visitors. the windows can also be opened to circulate airflow throughout (as a supplement to HVAC – heating, ventilation and air conditioning). the temporary space has been realized in preparation for the whitney’s move to the meat packing district in 2015, and will be removed at that time.

LOT-EK whitney studio shipping container architecture installation
the black cubic volume is highlighted by diagonal fenestration

LOT-EK whitney studio shipping container architecture installation
interior space

LOT-EK whitney studio shipping container architecture installation
view of the whitney studio in the context of the museum’s marcel breuer building

LOT-EK whitney studio shipping container architecture installation
general installation view

LOT-EK whitney studio shipping container architecture installation
installation progress
image by tiffany oelfke

LOT-EK whitney studio shipping container architecture installation
interior of the shipping container studio before receiving a coat of white paint

LOT-EK whitney studio shipping container architecture installation
the construction of the studio in new jersey

LOT-EK whitney studio shipping container architecture installation
the construction of the studio in new jersey

 

 

 

animation of the ‘whitney studio’ by LOT-EK
video courtesy of LOT-EK

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