In a dense, urban area near downtown Dallas, this private museum will be host to one of the most magnificent private art and car collections in the country. Maintaining the existing urban footprint, the challenge was to incorporate significant structural anchors to support the new construction, and incorporate multiple vertical circulation elements (elevators) while maintaining enough area on the ground level for vehicular displays. In response to the challenge, the circulation elements became integrated structural cores, with the rest of the building cantilevered for column free interiors by two significant steel trusses bookending the building.
A three and a half story building, the second level incorporates a full 3 bedroom residence with gallery walls encompassing the spaces. The sides of the building are frosted curtain wall to mitigate harsh light, while the front living space is clear glazing to showcase downtown views. The third level is host to a large entertainment area, including a commercial grade chef’s kitchen, wine room, tasting area, and an extensive green roof to help soften the edges of the outdoor deck and mitigate solar heat gain. While on the outdoor deck, the guest can enjoy incredible panoramic views of Uptown and Downtown Dallas.