Steven Holl’s ‘T Space’ is an art gallery tucked away in an Upstate forest

Posted On Wed, March 1, 2017 By

Posted On Wed, March 1, 2017 By In Architecture, Upstate

Though it looks like this cedar cabin is floating above the terrain, the structure actually sits atop nine steel stilts. Architect Steven Holl employed the building technique to minimize the home’s impact on the forested environment and likewise wrapped the construction in a cedar skin so it would meld with the trees. Known as “T Space,” the minimalist art gallery is located on a privately-owned, four-acre woodland property in Dutchess County.

Steven Holl, T Space, art gallery, Dutchess County, wooden shelter

The contemporary gallery space sits near Holl’s stone U-shaped house dating back to 1952, which itself received a steel L-shaped addition in 2001.

Steven Holl, T Space, art gallery, Dutchess County, wooden shelter

T Space’s skin is made from 2″ x 2″ horizontal cedar slabs screwed to a steel structure. The interior is accessible through a gently sloping wooden ramp on the east side.

Steven Holl, T Space, art gallery, Dutchess County, wooden shelter

While its wooden exterior offers a natural, more organic look, in contrast, the interiors are bright, open and minimal.

Steven Holl, T Space, art gallery, Dutchess County, wooden shelter

Through skylights, 25-foot “candles of natural light” are used to brighten the interior space. As such, there is no need for electricity.

Discover more enchanting homes from Steven Holl here.

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Photos courtesy of Susan Wides for Steven Holl

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