GAD is a perfect example of modern architecture. It is situated in Tjuvhomen Oslo, Norway. GAD is a semi-temporary gallery. The basis of the gallery is made of ten steel sea containers that are covered with plywood sheets and sheetrock. All of them are painted white, which gives a stylish clean look of the inside. The shipping containers are connected with industrial ladders and stairs. The composition of the project can be disassembled and relocated easily. The construction is light and easy to assemble again. This modern architecture may be light but and easy to disassemble but it is also very sustainable.
This modern architecture is a simple square-shaped building but that doesn’t make it trivial. On the contrary, GAD is very unique in every way. It is a beautifully designed modern building, made of high-quality light materials. The construction of the gallery is designed in a very extrovert way making the building exposed to the outdoor environment. It allows outdoor art expositions and other activities. The containers of the modern architecture are insulated on the inside, which makes the building perfectly suitable for any kind of environment.
This modern architecture includes floor-to-ceiling glass windows on each side of the containers. The windows are situated opposite to each other, making the building completely exposed to day light, making the inside area look even more expansive. GAD is an amazing, one of a kind, innovative modern architecture, designed in 2006, by MMW Architects.
It’s great to expose art in such a nice, sustainable modern architecture like GAD. Because it is painted white on the inside and the entire construction is surrounded by glass windows, light comes through even from the roof, the statues, painting and other art expositions can be viewed on each angle. The surface on the inside is simple, beautiful and clean, which makes the visitors concentrate more on the expositions rather than the modern architectural idea of the gallery.
photographer: Eirik Førde
Architecture: MMW Architects