Cai Guo Qiang Studio

 

Architects: OMA
Project Architect: Scott Abrahams
Location: New York, NY, USA
Area: 8,675 sq ft
Project type: Commercial / Office
Project year: 2016

 
 
 

For the Artist Studio Expansion for Cai Guo-Qiang and Cai Studio Team Staff, MRTA with OMA Architects NYC (Project Architect Scott Abrahams, has co-designed, consulted, engineered, fabricated and installed approximately 30 pieces of custom furniture millwork using the following materials: natural wood, MDF, steel, stainless steel, aluminum, wood veneers, corian, lacquer paint, formica, glass, mirror & plastic. 

Services include:
• Designed collaboration, consulting, engineering
• Mock-up models full scale & testing
• Material samples
• Shop drawings, 3D model

*Project texts / descriptions from MRTA Design Construction, Inc., www. mrta.nyc

 
 
Bookshelf (Staff Office)  – shelving with desk, 21′ long and 6.5′ steel wall reinforcement anchors throughout, lacquer finish, recess for continuous LED lighting.    

Bookshelf (Staff Office) – shelving with desk, 21′ long and 6.5′ steel wall reinforcement anchors throughout, lacquer finish, recess for continuous LED lighting.    

  Kitchen  – 27’ long and 10’ high custom stainless steel doors w/ recessed handles, stainless countertop, walnut plywood interior boxes w/ hardware hinges, Formica backsplash.  Entryway showing Kitchen on left, gallery space with pivot doors on front, and bookshelf (Cai’s office) on right.

 Kitchen – 27’ long and 10’ high custom stainless steel doors w/ recessed handles, stainless countertop, walnut plywood interior boxes w/ hardware hinges, Formica backsplash.  Entryway showing Kitchen on left, gallery space with pivot doors on front, and bookshelf (Cai’s office) on right.

 
Pivot doors  – Gallery wall closets, 6 items each 4’10” x 6’10”  with specialty recessed high-end hardware, sheetrock painting and plaster work only at door perimeter, lacquer finish. Construction process photos before doors and hinges are installed.

Pivot doors – Gallery wall closets, 6 items each 4’10” x 6’10”  with specialty recessed high-end hardware, sheetrock painting and plaster work only at door perimeter, lacquer finish. Construction process photos before doors and hinges are installed.

 
Stairs to the cellar floor with library bookshelf, Corian bar, Tansu chest, and Japanese tea room

Stairs to the cellar floor with library bookshelf, Corian bar, Tansu chest, and Japanese tea room

 
Library shelving (cellar)  – 20.5’ W x 8.5’ H, steel wall reinforcement anchors throughout, lacquer finish, recess for continuous LED lighting. 

Library shelving (cellar) – 20.5’ W x 8.5’ H, steel wall reinforcement anchors throughout, lacquer finish, recess for continuous LED lighting. 

 
Light fixture  – 11.5’ L x 8’ W Bamboo Wood Reed, Rice paper 2 layers, 12 LED lighting 34” x 34”, 12 plexi boxes, 2 layers of plywood, 12 steel tubing structure 1” tubing, 11.5’ long x 8’ wide wood frame perimeter, Florida Everglades Cypress reclaimed wood (custom milled lumber) coordination with project Architect and GC. 

Light fixture – 11.5’ L x 8’ W Bamboo Wood Reed, Rice paper 2 layers, 12 LED lighting 34” x 34”, 12 plexi boxes, 2 layers of plywood, 12 steel tubing structure 1” tubing, 11.5’ long x 8’ wide wood frame perimeter, Florida Everglades Cypress reclaimed wood (custom milled lumber) coordination with project Architect and GC. 

Tatami mat frame & platform  – Wood framing 11.5’ L x 8’ W around tatami mat platform, wood slats under the tatami mats, Florida Everglades Cypress reclaimed wood.

Tatami mat frame & platform – Wood framing 11.5’ L x 8’ W around tatami mat platform, wood slats under the tatami mats, Florida Everglades Cypress reclaimed wood.

Sliding door  – 4.5” thick 5’10” wide, 6’8” tall  double sliding door, Florida Everglades Cypress reclaimed wood (custom milled lumber), sliding hardware, structural work, coordination with project Architect and GC. 

Sliding door – 4.5” thick 5’10” wide, 6’8” tall  double sliding door, Florida Everglades Cypress reclaimed wood (custom milled lumber), sliding hardware, structural work, coordination with project Architect and GC. 

Tansu chest  – 3’ deep 7’ wide  6’8” tall  Florida Everglades Cypress reclaimed wood (custom milled lumber), sliding hardware, ready lighting and electrical.  

Tansu chest – 3’ deep 7’ wide  6’8” tall  Florida Everglades Cypress reclaimed wood (custom milled lumber), sliding hardware, ready lighting and electrical.  

 
Tea Room shelves  – 2″ thick 3′ wide 18″ deep, recessed grooved for LED lighting, anchored between 2 stone walls  Florida Everglades Cypress reclaimed wood.    

Tea Room shelves – 2″ thick 3′ wide 18″ deep, recessed grooved for LED lighting, anchored between 2 stone walls  Florida Everglades Cypress reclaimed wood.    

 
Corian bar  – 11’ L x 3’ tall, solid corian material bar cabinet with countertop, doors, boxes, sink, recessed handles.

Corian bar – 11’ L x 3’ tall, solid corian material bar cabinet with countertop, doors, boxes, sink, recessed handles.