Art House

METRO BOSTON, MA | 2015
Size: 11,000 sq ft

General Contractor:

     Ken Vona Construction

Interior Design:

     Manuel de Santaren

Landscape Architect:

     Sudbury Design Group

Photos:

     Marcus Gleysteen

The design of the Art House aims to use art to create functional, livable, and enjoyable space. Informed by the work of minimalist sculptors, a vocabulary of simple abstract forms was created to form internal and external building blocks. These blocks are composed of rectangular, L, and T-shaped planes and volumes. They stand alone or are combined by interlocking or overlapping them across horizontal and vertical surfaces. They are used to configure and order facades, create hierarchy in large open spaces, and create millwork components. They are then brought to life by the strategic manipulation of natural light through windows, clerestories, and skylights.