Selldorf Architects are known by it’s sophisticated, and minimalism style. Annabelle Selldorf created in 1988 and is consider to be as one of the art world’s go-to architects, having designed homes for top collectors and gallerists, as well as countless exhibition spaces worldwide. Selldorf has made a name for herself with numerous praised fine arts buildings David Zwirner Gallery in Chelsea is one of those names.
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Annabella practice, however, transcends any niche classification, with projects ranging from a recently completed recycling center in Brooklyn to a drive-in Manhattan high-rise to the exquisite villas at Utah’s Amangiri resort.
Recently, the firm has unveiled a new Manhattan outpost (built to LEED Gold standards) for art dealer David Zwirner, its exterior, lobby, and central stairwell clad in rugged board-formed concrete, smartly accented with teak. And she is currently at work on structures for the forthcoming Parc des Ateliers, an art-and-research center in Arles, France.
The firm has worked on public and private projects that variety from museums and libraries to rebuild facilities, and at scales from the construction of new buildings to the restoration of historic interiors and furniture design.
Their design method involves a critical process that eliminates the gratuitous and proposes clear solutions in which all elements cohabit in a sensibly considered balance.
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Overall, the firm has developed particular expertise on cultural and art-related projects, with significant experience in gallery, exhibition, and studio spaces; as well as museums, art foundations, and collectors’ homes.