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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Sundaram Tagore Gallery in New York City by Katz Architecture

November 15th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Katz Architecture

The Gallery:

The Sundaram Tagore Gallery is devoted to the exchange of ideas between Western and non-­‐Western cultures. In keeping with its mission, the Gallery sought to bridge dualities when they moved into the ground floor of a manufacturing building in West Chelsea. The new space, which last served as a taxi garage, had to be completely overhauled to serve as a platform for cross-­‐cultural discussion through visual art, poetry, literature, performance art, film and music.

  • Architect: Katz Architecture
  • Name of Project: Sundaram Tagore Gallery
  • Location: New York City, USA
  • Budget: Confidential
  • Square Footage: 4,000

  • Project Scope: Interior Renovation
  • Contributing Professionals:
    • MEP Engineering: Lilker Associates
    • Lighting: Lighting Collaborative
    • Expediting: William Vitacco Associates

The Design:

The backdrop for this discussion was a dialogue of contrasts -­‐ existing and pre-­‐existing, industrial and natural, textured and smooth, old and new. The design attempted to reveal the history of the space, to bridge past and present and create an environment within which artwork can hover.

Project Highlights:

  • Located in a run down 19th century factory building, the space was an abandoned former taxi garage.
  • The space had heavy timber framing, which Katz highlighted by revealing the structure, leaving old floor joists and utilities open to public view.
  • Katz refinished the floor in polished concrete.

About Katz Architecture:

Founding principal, David Katz AIA is a registered architect with over 20 years of experience in the fields of architecture and design. Over the course of his career, David has contributed to a wide range of residential, commercial, retail, institutional, urban design and preservation projects. He has worked on both large–‐ and small–‐scale projects throughout the United States and abroad.


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