Harlem Art Center

Harlem Art Center

Dance Studio

Harlem Art Center

Harlem Art Center

Dance Studio

Harlem Art Center

Harlem Art Center

Dance Studio

DANCE STUDIO

2015

 

Moving onto the third level are the dance studios. With double height ceilings the users are introduced to a minimally designed space with white walls and light finished wood floor panels, illuminated by natural light from the windows that once occupied two separate levels. On the ceiling above a new feature has been added of wood paneling organically curved in and out in various directions. The wooden panels that form this ceiling feature are different sets of parallel wooden plank extrusions that eventually meet and intersect one another. This introduces a textured organic movement inspired by the dancers themselves, disrupting the minimalistic design featured below. The paneling also serves as a functional purpose muffling the sound of music transferring from the recording and rehearsal studios found on levels above. At 14 ft above floor level, windows serving as viewpoints from the level above are introduced. This allows users from the level above to view the dancers below appreciating their art form for possible inspiration.

 

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