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OFFICE

YALE UNION . Portland

OFFICE . YALE UNION . Portland afasia (1)

OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen

Being located on a seismic active zone, the Portland based contemporary art centre ‘Yale Union’ is faces the need to provide a so-called ‘seismic update’ to their current infrastructure, a complex of historic brick buildings built in the early 1900’s. Instead of undergoing a major structural renovation and jeopardizing the spatial qualities of these existing buildings, the project takes a bold counter-act, proposing to demolish the building with least historical value and replacing it with a new tower. This new tower, containing a series of flexible rentable spaces as apartments, offices and artist studios, will provide both structural and financial support to the renovation of the existing complex. While this addition will give a new identity to Yale Union, their old brick gallery spaces are kept with the same quality, with minimum intervention of reinforcing the floor units with new concrete slabs. Under the tower, a large outdoor space opens towards the street anew, defining a new public interface for the complex: a room for Yale Union. Continue reading OFFICE

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Lothar Baumgarten

AMERICA Invention . 1985-88

AMERICA Invention . 1985-88

+ Marian Goodman Gallery

Lothar Baumgarten’s well-known body of work has included ephemeral sculptures, photographic work, slide projection pieces, 16 mm film works, recordings, drawings, prints, books, short stories, as well as site-specific works and wall drawings and architecture related interventions… Continue reading Lothar Baumgarten