- Project Name
- Los Angeles and Dallas
- Project Scope
- Shared by
Piero Golia, Artist
Edwin Chan, Architect
Structural Engineer: Gordon Polon Engineers,Structural Engineer: Datum Engineers,Other: Axon Design
- Project Status
EC3’s first collaboration with the artist Piero Golia invents the social salon as a site-specific public art exhibition in an immersive architectural setting. Envisioned as a modern-day Gesamtkunstwerk, the CHALET incorporates site-specific works by celebrated international artists Pierre Huyyghe, Mark Grotjahn, Christopher Williams and Jeff Wall in a welcoming and convivial environment. Attending to both its physical and ever-changing social composition, the CHALET has been shown in two distinctly different cultural institutions in Los Angeles and in Dallas.
Originally located in a converted industrial building in the heart of Hollywood occupied by the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), EC3 re-purposed white oak from a Pennsylvania forest to create an interior with solid modular timbers that evoke the intimate feeling of an alpine lodge. The public encountered CHALET through a series of events hosted by Golia, Edwin Chan, and a diverse roster of visitors from LA’s creative community.
Following the one-year installation, EC3 was then challenged to utilize the same team, concept and resources to transform the CHALET for a pristine gallery space inside the Renzo Piano-designed Nasher Sculpture Center in the Dallas Arts District. The re-imagined design is configured as different seating arrangements within the open-plan gallery, to achieve an intimate and unique setting for community engagement and social exchange.