Shortly after Hurricane Katrina, a real estate developer and art dealer/collector purchased a badly damaged office building east of New Orleans in one of the hardest hit areas. While renovating the property, he decided to “carve out” 5,500 square feet on an upper floor for his company headquarters. The design of the space was organized around a wide central spine so that circulation could double as a place to display and view art. Glass walls were liberally used to pull natural light from the exterior wall into perimeter as well as interior spaces. The rooms were unified by a Mondrian-like color palette of white/off-white, dark brown/black and red.
A vintage Florence Knoll furniture grouping, vintage “brutalist” bronze lamps and a large vintage Borsani desk were combined with current production classic modern pieces to create a seamless collection that might have co-existed in the 1950’s.
|2011||Award of Merit, AIA New Orleans|
|2011||Award of Merit, AIA Louisiana|