Sylvain & Sevigny
Two gallery owners were ready to add to their popular space in Ogunquit, Maine, but did not want to disrupt the existing character of the streets. A traditional design with innovative structural decisions brought cohesion to the surrounding buildings and vibrancy to the busy Main Street intersection.
Directing daylight and foot traffic into the gallery is a large skylight window that peeks into the second floor. On display is colorful artwork curated by the gallery, which changes the face of the structure with every exhibit. Functioning as art, the whitewashed Maine pine trusses are the bones of the building. The polished concrete floor and simple palette of materials allow the vibrant artwork to be the focus of attention.