SPACES LANDSCAPES PROTOTYPES SIMULATION GEOMETRY ENVIRONMENTS ECOLOGIES
2018 January

Senyai project wins the 2017 LIT Design Awards in the Hotel and Restaurant Design category. LIT Design Awards was created with the belief that lighting is an art and a science, and it is one of the most important elements of design.

2017 December

Aisha Han writes about Senyai in The Tartan, Carnegie Mellon’s student newspaper.

2017 November

Senyai project wins The American Architecture Prize, read more in the CMU news article.

Sandra Gering Gallery

| New York, NY | Spring 2001 |

| Art Gallery | Built |

The Sandra Gering Gallery is a 650 square foot space located in the heart of Chelsea’s art gallery district. Contrary to the prevailing minimal aesthetic of the galleries in the neighborhood, a different language is deliberately used to create a versatile small-scale exhibition space. The spatial geometry is carefully constructed to animate the effect of scalar oscillation between a frame for art and a space of architecture. This design strives to question a tradition of neutrality defined by the internalized white cube as a norm for showing art. Exercising the pragmatics of art curating into a specific performative geometry, the lighting fields, programmatic requirements for art placement, gallery office and storage are used as a constraint series for spatial organization and visual layering. Addition rather than subtraction is used to generate the illusion of expansion.

Wonderland Travelogue

| DESIGN PRINCIPAL: Dana Cupkova ©DCm-STUDIO | DESIGN TEAM: Luben Dimcheff | PROJECT LIAISON: Martin Meyers | GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Gerry O'Dowd | LIGHTING CONSULTANT: Christine Sciulli |