4 art - live. work. create.
4art represents the four fundamentals of art: function, visual form, content and aesthetics. With these foundational building blocks of art in mind, the goal of this project was to create a dynamic place for artists from around the globe to thrive. The chosen building spans multiple blocks creating a footprint of approximately 60,000 square feet. It is an old warehouse building that has been designated to be the local hub for art and artists alike. The project requirement states that the building must be multi-use occupancy. To accomplish this, the building was split into to three sections - residential, educational and commercial. The residential section of the 4art complex contains twelve high-end loft units featuring a massive bedroom and on-suite mezzanine, all the necessary live-in amenities, and shared amenities such as gym, spa and pool. Within the middle of the building you have your transition point from residential to educational. This bridge is gapped through an art studio and two dormitories that can house a total of eight artists for on-site residency programs. Upon entering the commercial section of the property you will find a massive art gallery that utilizes the idea of ever-changing displays and maximizes flexibility with interchangeable walls and open floor space. Finally, you have the l-Art Café which caters to artists, coffee lovers, musicians, beer drinkers, and foodies.