Designed for the Lehmann Maupin Gallery in NY, OMA-NY had defined a cluster of doors as an access for patrons and the delivery of large artworks as its main entrance. Guy Nordenson and Associates developed these entrances to swing a large, fully glazed steel frame as one leaf, while a similar smaller leaf pivoted from an opposite point to close at a 90 degree corner. A custom motor was then fitted to each leaf to offset the doors’ weight, minimizing the effort required to open them to that of any conventional door. With both doors apart, an opening measuring A x Y was achieved. Petra Blaisse was commissioned to create a large curtain immediately past this threshold and this gave way to the larger of two exhibition spaces.
These insulated double-glazed panels included an early version of an incorporated expanded metal mesh inter-layer as a shading element.
Julian LaVerdier – Lost Cornerstone, 2003 (Installation View, Lehmann Maupin Gallery)
Mary Corse - New Work (installation view, Lehmann Maupin Gallery) 2012
Do Ho Suh - Rubbing-Loving Project Apartment A, 348 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011, USA (installation view, Lehmann Maupin Gallery) 2014
The doors in their full open position exposed a curtain by Petra Blaise.