Metro Pictures Gallery

New York, NY

2007

The design of the Metro Pictures gallery focuses on allowing the visitor to encounter the space effortlessly and dedicate their attention to the art on display. Aluminum and glass panels on the façade expose the interior to the street and immediately offer views of the art. Beyond the entry, the user can see the continuous vista of exhibition spaces and understand the gallery’s visual and spatial hierarchy. A cantilevered staircase provides a layer of visual interest, transforming a functional requirement for access to additional galleries and offices into a sculptural element.

©Michael Moran/OTTO

Metro Pictures Gallery

New York, NY

2007

The reception desk, finished in aluminum and Venetian plaster, pivots to allow the clients to move larger art pieces into the storage area.

©Peter Aaron/OTTO

A continuous flow of movement through the three main floor galleries is possible because of the strategic placement of openings within the exhibition walls. The openings are framed with brushed aluminum panels.

©Peter Aaron/OTTO

Scaled to the fourteen-foot ceilings of the gallery, the openings are wide enough to accommodate a large number of patrons at public events.

©Michael Moran/OTTO
©Michael Moran/OTTO

Publications

Rimanelli, David. “Ways of Seeing.” Interior Design, September 1997.

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Metro Pictures Gallery

New York, NY

2007

project photo
©Michael Moran/OTTO

The design of the Metro Pictures gallery focuses on allowing the visitor to encounter the space effortlessly and dedicate their attention to the art on display. Aluminum and glass panels on the façade expose the interior to the street and immediately offer views of the art. Beyond the entry, the user can see the continuous vista of exhibition spaces and understand the gallery’s visual and spatial hierarchy. A cantilevered staircase provides a layer of visual interest, transforming a functional requirement for access to additional galleries and offices into a sculptural element.

project photo
©Peter Aaron/OTTO

The reception desk, finished in aluminum and Venetian plaster, pivots to allow the clients to move larger art pieces into the storage area.

project photo
©Peter Aaron/OTTO

A continuous flow of movement through the three main floor galleries is possible because of the strategic placement of openings within the exhibition walls. The openings are framed with brushed aluminum panels.

project photo
©Michael Moran/OTTO

Scaled to the fourteen-foot ceilings of the gallery, the openings are wide enough to accommodate a large number of patrons at public events.

project photo
©Michael Moran/OTTO
project photo
©1100 Architect

Publications

Rimanelli, David. “Ways of Seeing.” Interior Design, September 1997.

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