sosno + rytis daukantas: sosno art gallery building
 
sosno + rytis daukantas: sosno art gallery building
sep 23, 2011

sosno + rytis daukantas: sosno art gallery building

‘sosno art gallery building’ by sosno + rytis daukantas, nice, alpes-maritimes, france
all images courtesy of rytis daukantas

french sculptor sosno and lithuanian architect rytis daukantas have collaborated to create the ‘sosno art gallery building’, a large scale adaption which transforms the ‘la paille dans l’œil du voisin’ sculpture into a habitable space for the city of nice, france. the 22 meter tall structure will contain 600 square meters of program arranged within six unique floor plates. the concealed core positioned within the head and shoulders contains a framework to stabilize the cantilevered wings illustrating the wooden beam which intersects the face of the bust.

sosno + rytis daukantas: sosno art gallery building exterior perspective

clad with glass and shaded with wooden louvers to evoke the essence of the original art piece, the projection’s volume is transformed into four levels of art galleries accessed by the central stair and elevator within the vertical circulation. additional areas include a souvenir store, multimedia room, restrooms and conference hall capable of accommodating 45 individuals. rooms are carefully integrated to ensure universal accessibility for every visitor while minimizing wasted space due to the irregular exterior shell. an outdoor balcony opens to the roof providing patrons with views of the seaside, mountains and construction underfoot.

sosno + rytis daukantas: sosno art gallery building aerial perspective

born in 1937, sosno established himself as an artist of the new realism movement, initiating his personal style of obliterated or distorted paintings, sculptures or buildings which required the imagination of the viewer to complete the depiction. the artist’s first landmark inhabited statue, the 26 meter tall ‘tete carree’ was completed in nice, france in the mid 1980s.

sosno + rytis daukantas: sosno art gallery building section perspective

sosno + rytis daukantas: sosno art gallery building exploded axon and structural framework

sosno + rytis daukantas: sosno art gallery building interior perspectives

sosno + rytis daukantas: sosno art gallery building image of sosno’s original sculpture

sosno + rytis daukantas: sosno art gallery building floor plan / level 0

sosno + rytis daukantas: sosno art gallery building floor plan / level 1

sosno + rytis daukantas: sosno art gallery building floor plan / level 2

sosno + rytis daukantas: sosno art gallery building floor plan / level 3

sosno + rytis daukantas: sosno art gallery building floor plan / level 4

sosno + rytis daukantas: sosno art gallery building floor plan / level 5

sosno + rytis daukantas: sosno art gallery building floor plan / level 6

sosno + rytis daukantas: sosno art gallery building sections

video courtesy of rytis daukantas

project info:

architect: rytis daukantas sculptor: sosno location: nice, alpes-maritimes, france materials: steel structure, aluminum sculpture, tempered glass, wood louver building area: 600m²

  • i cannot stop laughing… thanks for this funny project.

    David
  • pas aux norme ERP

    Las des as
  • this is a disgrace…

    alex
  • Why?

    Mawdster
  • not clever? not clever??
    this is AS clever as it guets i think.
    they´d just TRANSPASSED the david’s brain with an art gallery!!
    BRILLIANT!
    we need buildings that make people think, question, laugh…

    lebug
  • It is just horrible.

    Learn Architecture.

    MG
  • There was an old woman that lived in a shoe!
    How about a hot dog stand big enough to put a
    meat packing plant in?
    Come on folks; really not clever.

    rcvs1
  • hell yeSSSSSSS!

    nachofabio
  • contrived

    dbkii
  • CRAZY DRAMATIC AND BREATH TAKING

    moderndesign2120

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