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


‘whitney studio’ by LOT-EK
image courtesy of LOT-EK

 

 

 

the whitney studio is a the two-storey loft space measuring 600-square feet which 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 by LOT-EK 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.

 

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 shipping container volume located in the whitney museum’s sculpture space
image courtesy of LOT-EK

 

 

 

LOT-EK whitney studio shipping container architecture installation
the black cubic volume is highlighted by diagonal finestration which runs along two sides and on the roof of the studio
image courtesy of LOT-EK

 

 

 

LOT-EK whitney studio shipping container architecture installation
interior space
image courtesy of LOT-EK

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

LOT-EK whitney studio shipping container architecture installation
general installation view
image courtesy of LOT-EK

 

 

 

LOT-EK whitney studio shipping container architecture installation
installation progress
photo 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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