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CIVIC ARCHITECTURE

 

01 about

From the beginning, The Frick Collection was intended to become a museum. Serving as a “public gallery to which the entire public shall forever have access”, The Frick Collection houses the masterpieces of Western painting, sculpture, and decorative art amassed by Henry Frick in the beaux-art mansion. To minimize the architectural impact on the landmark building: the new glazing, (a fourteen foot high, self-supporting structural glass panels) extend along the south facing colonnade resulting in minimal interference and attachment to the historic fabric, while protecting the existing instrumental features, and fragile antiquities inside.

While a small modification the simple transformation was deeply embedded with technology to prevent the exterior conditions including ultra-violet exposure, temperature and humidity control manipulating the once exterior space, which now holds priceless historical artifacts. It was the mergence of materials and technology that brought an impactful renovation with nearly little visual infractions to the landmark structure.

 

02 project gallery

 

03 project information

client 

THE FRICK GALLERY

firm 

DAVIS BRODY BOND

 

scope of work 

CULTURAL

architectural role

ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTSMAN (AUTO CAD)

area 

815 SQ FT

location 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK

date of completion

2011