Whitestone gallery

Whitestone gallery

Kengo Kuma and Associates
Taipei, Taiwan
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Whitestone gallery

Kengo Kuma and Associates as Architects

This gallery with wooden façade and interior is “inserted” into the ground floor of an office building in Taipei. The base material is a cypress piece with a section size of 105mm. By stacking up and sliding the pieces gradually, we were able to create an organic and humane space in the city, which appears to be detached from the rigid framing of the building.

The layering of the cypress pieces continues inside as well, and they form a staircase or a screen between the counters.

This is an example of building a complexed and multi-faceted room using just one unit (piece?).With the powerful work of contemporary art exhibited inside including that of GUTAI, the gallery tries to propose a new potential of an art space that can grow out of conventional white cubic buildings. 

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