Gluckman Tang Architects Designs Artful Walter De Maria Pavilion in Bridgehampton

Custom sliding doors dominate the rear facade of the pavilion in Bridgehampton, New York, that Gluckman Tang Architects designed to house sculptures and drawings by Walter De Maria. Photography by Nikolas Koenig. Artwork courtesy of the estate of Walter De Maria.

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M.O.E. Masonry: Custom Pavers

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Clinker brick was split to clad the sidewalls. Photography by Nikolas Koenig. Artwork courtesy of the estate of Walter De Maria.

Works by De Maria include a granite disk, hung on a wall of board-formed concrete, and a series of stainless-steel rods on pedestals. Photography by Nikolas Koenig. Artwork courtesy of the estate of Walter De Maria.

De Maria’s granite sphere weighs 30 tons. Photography by Nikolas Koenig. Artwork courtesy of the estate of Walter De Maria.

De Maria's granite sphere weighs 30 tons. Photography by Nikolas Koenig. Artwork courtesy of the estate of Walter De Maria.

A pedestal made of the same concrete as the pavilion’s floor supports the sphere. Photography by Nikolas Koenig. Artwork courtesy of the estate of Walter De Maria.

The pavilion sits on 1⁄2 acre inside 1920’s brick walls that once enclosed a cutting garden. Photography by Nikolas Koenig.

Lighting is LED. Photography by Nikolas Koenig. Artwork courtesy of the estate of Walter De Maria.

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Beams of Alaskan yellow cedar run beneath a skylight fitted with retractable shades to protect De Maria’s pencil drawings. Photography by Nikolas Koenig. Artwork courtesy of the estate of Walter De Maria.

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