Harlem Half Studio

Harlem Half Studio is a meditation on the legacy of mid-century materiality: namely the concrete high-rise and the wood framing. A trio of sculptural forms converge to create a shared studio space for two artists, a hallway gallery, a new kitchen, and a new connection between living and working areas.

West facing windows provide strong sunrise and sunset lighting, informing the choice of luminous materials in the kitchen and living room. Throughout, the original unit’s mid-century character is left intact, while the sculptural walls provide masks of color to all social spaces.

In Progress

Galen Pardee is Drawing Agency: a design and research practice based in New York City.

Currently, he is the 2019-2021 LeFevre Emerging Practitioner Fellow at the Knowlton School, The Ohio State University. Galen holds a Masters in Architecture from Columbia University GSAPP where he received the Alpha Rho Chi Medal, and a BA in Politics cum laude from Brandeis University.

galen (at) drawingagency (dot) org


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