Dogs Square Gallery

Dogs Square Gallery

Architect
27.9
Location
Bratislava, Slovakia | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Art Galleries
Lenka Nemethova

Dogs Square Gallery

27.9 as Architects

Located in a ground floor pavilion of a new urban district Sky Park designed by Zaha Hadid in the capital of Slovakia, Bratislava, this commercial space loosely prolongs its surrounding landscape and exterior layout, which define the form of the pavilion. These are spontaneously imprinted in the interior which is seemingly freely drawn inside. The smooth forms running within the space in soft lines simultaneously lend a fluid experience to the visitor.

photo_credit Lenka Nemethova
Lenka Nemethova

The aim of the composition was to create a scene like space, a gallery, it is therefore made up of set pieces and exhibition platforms. Their clean lines are contrasting with the natural materials and shapes of the displayed products. Elementary forms appear non disturbing, absence of dismissible elements enables the visitor to perceive the products effortlessly.

photo_credit Lenka Nemethova
Lenka Nemethova

The monochromatic palette grants a suitable background for exclusively natural materials, from which the products are made of. Only the functionally contrasting areas – entry cleaning area, central counter and lounge area are emphasised. Seemingly plain yet straightforward color scheme is emphasised in the used materials. Each surface is differentiated not only by function but material as well, resulting in a delicate play of texture and structure. Thanks to the glass enclosure wall, the appearance of the materials change depending on the ever changing daylight that illuminates the space. The artificial lighting is composed rather dramatically and accentuates, eventually softens various elements when necessary. It is set up in two layers - the subtle diffuse lighting to fill out the space and scattered directional lights where they are needed.

photo_credit Lenka Nemethova
Lenka Nemethova

Initially we planned to create an origami dog sculpture as the only element in the space that would insinuate the identity of the end customer, since the whole space serves as a window display, instead of a typical storefront. After a few experiments we went on to  build a seemingly paper-like folded dog sculpture that flies over the central counter. It was constructed in collaboration with studio Gutenart.

photo_credit Lenka Nemethova
Lenka Nemethova
photo_credit Lenka Nemethova
Lenka Nemethova
photo_credit Lenka Nemethova
Lenka Nemethova
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Material Used :
1. Delta Light: HEDRA 393 C 92724
2. Delta Light: SUPER-OH TRIMLESS
3. Liquid floors: Mellow - white
4. Liquid floors: Socrete - furniture finish in black and white
5. Interface: Urban retreat Charcoal
6. Interface: Entrance zone carpet - Anthrazite
7. Homola Furniture: Carpenters - all custom made built in furniture

Project Credits
Architects
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct name
ManufacturersLiquidFloors
LightingDelta Light
HEDRA, SUPER-OH TRIMLESS
ManufacturersInterface
Urban Retreat, Anthrazite
FurnitureHOMOLA furniture s.r.o.
Product Spec Sheet
Lighting
HEDRA, SUPER-OH TRIMLESS by Delta Light
Manufacturers
Urban Retreat, Anthrazite by Interface
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