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Friday, March 9, 2012

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ORSTA Gallery by Claesson Koivisto Rune

Posted: 08 Mar 2012 11:37 PM PST

The trio has done it again. Sweden-based Claesson Koivisto Rune has designed this stunning art gallery- ORSTA Gallery in Kulma, Sweden.

An art-piece itself, ORSTA Gallery is a gallery of modern art, sited atop an artificial hill, the building's base follow the hill's topology. The resulting series of curves, combined with mirroring roof-line curves, make the planer facades seem curved from top and bottom. Furthermore, the narrow facade openings, makes the 6.7 metres tall building difficult to judge from a distance.

The interior is divided into four different sizes gallery, has both central cross access and complete side circulation. The white painted facades are coated with three tons of special reflective glass beads that work in a similar way as the reflective element in zebra crossing. If viewed from the same angle as the incident light source, the gallery glows as if lit from within. The artificial red light effect, 'Husfenomen', is a site specific art work by Mikael Pauli.

Claesson Koivisto Rune started as an architectural office but soon became multi-disciplinally design practise. Some of their works are Belle Ring Holder for Skultuna, Snowflakes Tables and Parupu Children's Chair.

+ Claesson Koivisto Rune

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