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The Saphire Gallery by XTEN Architecture

The Saphire Gallery is a residential gallery addition to a private residence. It is designed to display a private collection of contemporary art while also providing for a home office with views to the sorrounding hills.

The new structure is grafted onto the circulation spine of the existing house and lifted off the ground to provide a minimal footprint. Freeing the ground plane creates a new multi-functional hardscape/landscape area for the family that they use as carport, children’s play area, for art parties and video projections. A structural system of lightweight braced frames was developed.

The Saphire Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA, by XTEN Architecture
via: Arch Daily


Wednesday, June 10th, 2009


Photography: Dekochari by Satoshi Minakawa
Icon: Ox Chair by Arne Jacobsen

 

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