SeeSaw
Fine art gallery and storage concept, Wandsworth
The design employs architectural concepts to enrich a relatively small gallery space and uses natural inertia to balance climatic conditions for fine art storage
The concept design reflects the expectations and heightened perceptions of a prospective client or art collector to an exhibition space away from the main gallery. The design incorporates a strictly controlled storage facility with a bespoke gallery for prospective purchasers and collectors. Clients pass through a sequential interconnected  set of spaces via pivoting large doors that provide both security, privacy and separation between rooms.

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The main design intent was to employ architectural concepts to enrich a relatively small space and make social interaction a dynamic experience, whilst utilising the least possible amount of building fabric. Simple construction methods and contemporary aesthetics are key in achieving the desired design intent.
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The calm aesthetic employs reflective and rich natural materials set against a white backdrop to emphasis space and light with the main focus of colour represented via the visible artwork.
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Upon leaving the interested works, clients pass into an aesthetically articulated meeting space, elevated by a triangular faceted wooden soffit, with washrooms, a reference library and refreshments situated adjacent.
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Collaboration
The design concept came about through a collaboration between studio24 architects, AS Workshop and students from the University of Westminster, in response to a brief for a storage facility and gallery prospect on behalf of Faggionato Fine Art based in the London borough of Westminster.
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