Haodi Zhang

Haodi Zhang

New York, NY, US


Art House

While New York City is in the throes of a housing crisis, the art market is booming. Dia Art Foundation reflects the development of Chelsea as a triumph of commercial gallery region and how it commissions and preserves site-specific art projects. My general proposal is for the continuation of Dia's artist support, through the creation of art house, which introduces a unique typology where artists and gallery can mutually function to create a unique platform for living and exhibition where the production and consumption of art happen side by side. What I did is to create a thick facade, based on Dia’s two original galleries, to accommodate artists. The elevation is inverse urban context, negative pattern of street facade. There are three layers, the minimal gallery, the artist housing and curve walls in the middle where the two programs intersect. The curved walls represent central activities, which is also the communal program of art housing, and the partitions of the gallery. 

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Status: School Project
Location: New York, NY, US
Additional Credits: Instructor: VPPR