are developing a solution for the gallery door at Y3K.
Re-thinking the door of 205 Young St, is a site specific intervention which addresses the use and functionality of an old orginal timber warehouse gate. A desire to retain the doors appearance from the exterior led to the three separate elements becoming fixed into one single panel, which forms the new opening.
By adapting the current door onto a central pivot mechanism, a new mode of operation emerges - a new movement which gives the street and the gallery an unexpected presence where the interior becomes part of the exterior. The door is now a wall, and the inside can be a part of the outside (the clean interior wall becomes the new edge to the street.). The solution provides, the existing discreet access through the hatch door, but also provides a new moderation between the exterior street and the interior gallery. A partial opening provides glimpses through the edges, a complete opening provides a clear opening for large crowds and events while a full rotation provides a surprising transformation for the street.
The door becomes an architectural device which allows Y3K to control the relationship the gallery has with public, where the visitor is either welcomed by a large opening, or where a more complex negotiaton is required to enter the space.