Competitors: Dezeen has teamed up with publishers Summit to offer readers the opportunity to win 1 of five copies of a book documenting Swedish studio Claesson Koivisto Rune’s initial architectural project in the US.
The Stockholm-based studio not too long ago completed the Inde/Jacobs artwork gallery in the Texan city of Marfa.
Reasonably unknown and remote, Marfa came to focus when American artist Donald Judd relocated there from New York in 1971. Thanks to Judd’s influence, the city has now turn out to be affiliated with the Minimalist artwork movement.
This is reflected in the the architecture of the galleries and theatres that are sparsely positioned across the city.
From the street, Claesson Koivisto Rune’s gallery seems straightforward and blocky in structure with a single massive square window on the front-facing wall.
The constructing comprises of the gallery space and a residence for the owners, linked by a courtyard. Separate spaces are developed by partitioning walls, with natural light filtering by means of a skylight and large windows.
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Inside the book, the architects outline their design procedure for the structure, accompanied by the photos of Swedish architectural photographer Åke E:son Lindman.
The hardback book is published by Summit, which was founded by journalist Daniel Golling and curator Gustaf Kjellin. Prior titles contain a monograph detailing the occupation of Copenhagen design studio GamFratesi, and Summit also broadcasts bi-weekly podcasts discussing the Nordic design scene.
Claesson Koivisto Rune in Marfa: The Inde/Jacobs gallery is offered to buy from Summit’s on the web keep.
Competition closes 24 June 2015. Five winners will be picked at random and notified by e-mail. Winners’ names will be published in a long term edition of our Dezeen Mail newsletter and at the top of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any nation.