Housed within an old apartment and grocery store, a two story brick building in northeast Minneapolis required a complete interior reconstruction to accommodate its new owner’s extensive art and furniture collection.
The design approach was complete silence. Materiality was conceived as immaterial. The architecture, in every possible way, is intended to be invisible. Outlets, ductwork, integrated lighitng, cabinetry, handrails, trim, and other building elements were all rigorously resolved to completely disappear in the space, leaving a fully abstracted white space within which the extraordinary art and furniture could flourish.
Outside, the building maintained the same nature, but to a reverse end. It too was stripped down to its essential details , but finished black. The intent was to transform the building’s public presence on a prominent intersection to that of a shadow.