At Design Miami, a global forum for design held alongside Art Basel in Miami Beach, December 2–6, New York–based architecture firm Gluckman Tang, known for designing elegant museums and galleries, launched the Model Art Pavilion (MAP), a modular structure that allows art to be experienced in many places. MAP is part of the Revolution collection of limited edition prefabricated pavilions conceived by real estate developer Robbie Antonio through his new company, ETN Design, in collaboration with more than 30 world-renowned architects, artists, and designers, including Daniel Libeskind, Kengo, Kuma, Sou Fujimoto, and Ben van Berkel.
The 156-square-foot MAP measures 19 feet by 8.2 feet and is 10.5 feet tall. It is made of lacquered solid wood, plywood, and translucent polycarbonate. The exterior can be painted in a range of typical shipping container colors, but the interior is all white. Entry is through a sliding door and slots at the edges diffuse daylight. Other potential uses for the structure include a music room, meditation space, or work studio. The pavilions will be produced in a limited edition of ten and are priced $120,000 each.
Also part of the Revolution collection debuting at Design Miami was the VOLU Dining Pavilion designed by Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher. This pavilion, which comprises a series of structural bands collecting at the spine and expanding overhead to provide shade, is less of a bargain at $480,000 each.
“Our partnership with Gluckman Tang reflects a shared commitment to fostering the creation and appreciation of art around the world,” said Robbie Antonio. “Gluckman Tang are artists in their own right, so it’s entirely appropriate that their Model Art Pavilion should be leading the Revolution collection.”
“The Model Art Pavilion is a simple, elegant structure to experience art in any location—from a beach to a roof deck to a global art fair,” said Richard Gluckman, FAIA. “Designing the pavilion gave us the opportunity to create a structure that serves as a sculptural object and as a frame for the dynamic presentation of art.”
Richard Gluckman and Dana Tang of Gluckman Tang discuss their design: