Kalwall Brings Distinct Lighting To Calder Foundation
Translucent Panels Help Architect Stephanie Goto Transform Rooftop Sheds into a Masterpiece
What was once three disparate rooftop sheds are now one breathtaking space that Calder Foundation president Alexander S.C. Rower compares to a Parisian artist’s garret.
The Calder Foundation’s new office suite/gallery has garnered the attention of the design world and architect Stephanie Goto’s project was nominated for the 2015 Architizer A+ Awards. Kalwall translucent panels are a key feature in the design, bathing the works of Alexander Calder and the other artists on display in museum-quality daylight™.
“Our mission was to light the spaces that we created effortlessly and naturally,” Goto said. “We achieve this in how we integrated Kalwall with our architecture. The Kalwall was an integral part in the architecture for the skylights and clerestories.”
Rower said the space would have reminded Calder, his grandfather, of an artist’s loft in France, where Calder had a studio. The space was featured in Architectural Digest and Architectural Record.
Goto said Kalwall daylighting offered a perfect solution to the skylights and clerestories that line the 4,000-square foot space.
“The quality of the natural light illumination and the energy efficiency of the product was what we were attracted to,” Goto said.
Kalwall® has been setting the industry standard for diffuse natural lighting systems since it was introduced globally at the 1958 World’s Fair in Brussels and, again, at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. Much has changed since then, but the beauty, efficiency and ruggedness of Kalwall systems have not. Neither has Kalwall’s commitment to fine craftsmanship, custom work and continuing advances in technology. Kalwall is recognized for its innovations in window designs that provide a more predictable, better quality of usable natural light with superior thermal properties and best in industry solar heat gain control.
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