After our meeting with the Redux staff we had a general idea of the direction and criteria they wanted in their new location. most importantly the ability to change and adapt their gallery space per occasion. For artist, even the configuration of space can influence the way their work is viewed and in some cases is inclusive to the display itself. Redux realizes this and works hard to accommodate artists to the best of their ability.
It is now our job to deign a space that has enough give and flexibility to fit a rang of floor plan configurations. However designing a movable floor plan doesn’t come without its own set of challenges. Just because our wall systems will be able to move and be reconfigured doesn’t necessarily mean the bounds will be limitless. We must also consider a wide range of building code and regulations that we could be breaking by configuring the floor plan in one way or another. This then posses the question of how modular our wall design can be, and how do we govern our systems boundaries.
We are still in the early stages of the project and have a lot of grey area to cover and clear up. Austin, Jesse and i will be collaborating on the wall systems, pedestal and seating research. Our hope right now is to explore the possibilities and see whats out their to work with. We need to be creative and practical to come up with some elegant solutions that will fit our program and the needs of our client.