Suitable for framing: Kalwall® brings distinct lighting to award-winning design
What was once three disparate rooftop sheds are now one breathtaking space that Calder Foundation president Alexander S.C. Rower compares to a Parisian artist’s garret.
The Calder Foundation’s new office suite/gallery in New York City has garnered the attention of the design world and architect Stephanie Goto’s project was honored with a 2015 Architizer A+ Award. Kalwall® translucent panels are a key feature in the design, bathing the works of Alexander Calder and the other artists on display in museum-quality daylight™.
The project was the Popular Choice winner in the Gallery division and will be celebrated with the other winners during NYCxDesign, May 14 at Highline Stages in New York City and the A+ Awards Gala on May 15.
“Our mission was to light the spaces that we created effortlessly and naturally,” Goto said. “We achieve this in how we integrated Kalwall® with our architecture. The Kalwall® was an integral part in the architecture for the skylights and clerestories.”
Rower said the space would have reminded Calder, his grandfather, of an artist’s loft in France, where Calder had a studio. The space was featured in Architectural Digest and Architectural Record.
Goto said Kalwall® daylighting offered a perfect solution to the skylights and clerestories that line the 4,000-square foot space. “The quality of the natural light illumination and the energy efficiency of the product was what we were attracted to,” Goto said.read article