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Richmond Jeffrey

Richmond Jeffrey

East Providence, RI, US

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Providence Art Museum

The challenge, for this project, was to design an art museum for the artistically potential-filled yet dormant city of Providence. This sizable building (about 90,000 sq. ft. was completed as the second major project during a summer semester, in a period of about three weeks. The museum was also to act as a space for the display of works completed by in-house artists and local students, as well as for more permanent pieces.

My philosophical approach to the aforesaid task was thus: an art museum is, essentially, a “box” for the storage and display of artwork. The box itself must be well-articulated, but not in such a way as to distract from that which it contains and displays. I wanted the form of the museum to illustrate this philosophy, so the outer appearance of the building is that of two large boxes “hovering” over the site.

 
 
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Status: School Project
Location: Providence, RI

 
Floor Plans
Floor Plans
Longitudinal Section
Longitudinal Section
Longitudinal Section
Longitudinal Section
Elevation
Elevation
Elevation
Elevation
Axonometrics
Axonometrics
Cross Section
Cross Section
Lobby Wall Detail
Lobby Wall Detail
Study Models
Study Models

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