The design of a multi-use space in Boston began as a site study exercise involving the creation of several types of maps, including the shading study seen above. I was assigned Michael Heizer’s North, East, South, West piece which is currently on display in Dia Beacon to incorporate into my building. This created a constraint in terms of spacial development. Other program requirements in the design of the building included office space, a rotating art gallery, a theatre/lecture hall, and a cafe space. The vertical arrangement of the large Heizer art provides the opportunity for new viewing experiences. The stairs circulating around the outside of the Heizer pieces become sculptural objects while also allowing the occupant to view the art from more vantage points.
Click here to view Michael Heizer’s art on display at Dia Beacon.
Photographs by Andy Ryan and CK Ieng
Software: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Rhinoceros, Vray
Tools: Zcorp 3D printer, Epilog Laser Cutter