Concrete as Texture: David Zwirner 20th Street, by Selldorf Architects

Curator: Brandon Ralph
date: January 6, 2015
Categories: Architecture
Tags: architecture, art
David Zwirner 20th Street, by Selldorf Architects

At first glance, you don’t even realize Annabelle Selldorf’s second gallery for David Zwirner is made entirely of concrete.

To achieve this wood-like texture, the design started in the pouring process. They created concrete slabs in board form, blended it with polished concrete, and integrated wood details throughout the entire surface.

I think the texture creates a truly unique juxtaposition between the plain concrete sidewalk outside and the beautiful wood-like concrete façade of the gallery. The wood finish creates a beautiful texture complement to the board-form concrete.

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