Tappan Collective

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Location
Culver City, CA
Type
Retail
Size
2,000 SF
Completed
2016
Photographer
Katie Gibbs
Benny Chan
Project Team
Trevor Abramson, FAIA
Douglas Teiger, AIA
Bjorn Schrader, Dipl-Ing, LEED AP
Jessica Voigt
Nao Miyamoto
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 A Car Showroom Turned Art Gallery

Tappan Collective is a fresh and hip new art gallery in Culver City’s PLATFORM district, which was also designed by Abramson Teiger Architects.  Prior to its transformation into a retail center, the PLATFORM project site existed as a car dealership.  With excellent architectural bones and a bit of symbolism, we preserved the car showroom and turned it into an art gallery.

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To add to the narrative, this particular building, which had been abandoned for some time, was covered in beautiful murals painted by street artists. These murals were extracted and preserved, now hanging on the walls of various collectors in Los Angeles.

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Large scale windows open up to Washington Boulevard and the rest of the space was left as a clean canvas.  Concrete floors and white walls are topped with an exposed wood ceiling that is intercut with architectural lighting and industrial style duct work.

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