Oakland Museum Event Space

Oakland
Photo © Cesar Rubio
Photo © Cesar Rubio
Photo © Cesar Rubio
Photo © Cesar Rubio
Photo © Cesar Rubio
Photo © Cesar Rubio
Photo © Cesar Rubio
Photo © Cesar Rubio
Photo © Cesar Rubio
Architects
Jensen Architects
Location
Oakland
Year
2011

The project was developed as a transformable tool kit serving new public programming and special events at the Oakland Museum. Sited in the austere terraced-concrete entry plaza of the museum, the project creates an outdoor living room for the community. The installation was conceived as a “wall painting with chairs”; simple metal garden chairs are hung from hooks like chairs in a Shaker house. The composition of chairs and tables suspended on the wall initially creates a strong graphic impression, then comes into three-dimensional relief, and finally expresses itself as an interactive participatory piece where staff and visitors can create multiple seating arrangements in response to different events and gatherings.

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