lower east side
Magenta Plains is an art gallery that occupies a unique through-block commercial space on the Lower East Side. The main gallery space opens on to Allen Street and is continuous through the building with a special projects exhibition space accessible from Orchard Street. The gut renovation of the interior created a light filled exhibition space with a new polished concrete floor. A new, custom fabricated steel and mesh staircase creates acces to a cellar level exhibition space where existing wood beams were exposed and lighting was integrating between the joists. The existing exposed masonry was lime-washed for a translucent white finish.
CREDITS Davies Tang and Toews Architecture, Lighting Design by PHT Lighting, Structural Engineering by Robert Silman and Associates, Mechanical Engineering by Vincent J. Liotta. Photographs by Sara Salamone.