Otero-Pailos Studio contributed the preservation vision for the team
led by Annabelle Selldorf Architects, which included Cowie Montgomery
Architects, Arup, Vogt Landscape Architects, and Martin Ashley
Architects. Ours was one of six teams shortlisted in the competition
to restore and renovate Clandon Park, Giacomo Leoni's 18th century
masterpiece of English Palladianism, after the National Trust property
received heavy damage from a fire in 2015. We designed new flexible
art exhibition spaces and visitor facilities within the existing
Budget: 35 million British Pounds.
Telluride Transfer Warehouse, Colorado, U.S.A.
Otero-Pailos Studio contributed the preservation vision and
expertise for the team led by Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis Architects to
adaptively reuse the Telluride Transfer Warehouse into a new center
for the arts in Telluride, Colorado. This multi-use center will anchor
the Telluride Arts District in the heart of the town nestled in the
San Juan Mountains. Engaging the historic stone shell of the 1906
Transfer Warehouse, LTL’s design proposes a new, multi-layered, timber
volume set within the existing walls, maximizing the interplay of the
old and the new. Primary entry, circulation and social spaces exist
between these stone and wood walls. Key elements of the project
include the Great Hall at the entrance with a retractable skylight, a
lower-level screening and music venue, two levels of flexible
exhibition spaces and an expansive rooftop café and bar with views
toward the dramatic mountain setting. The project is designed with art
as a focus for enriching culture, learning and social engagement.
Masterplan: New Holland Island
New Holland Island is an 8-hectare monumental ensemble of Federal importance nestled in the historic center of St. Petersburg, Russia, a World Heritage Site. Jorge was the Preservation Architect, in collaboration with Work Architecture Company, Master Planner and Design Architect. Clients: Dasha Zukhova and Roman Abramovitz. Winner of the American Institute of Architects Merit Award (2013).
Reconstruction: Bauhaus Dot Matrix
Photographs are all that remain of Moholy-Nagy’s Master House at the Bauhaus. The invited competition called for the reconstruction of the house based on the photographs. We proposed to print out photos at full scale and in three dimensions, including the printer’s dot matrix as part of reconstruction. We turned the black ink dots into laser-cut holes on white metal panels. Collaboration with Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch.
Penthouse Addition: Tribeca, NYC
A new two story addition, combined with the top floor of this Civil War era loft building, makes for a large private triplex in the heart of Tribeca. Lush vertical gardens also stretch horizontally to make a garden in the sky with views all the way to the Empire State Building. Project Team: Jorge Otero-Pailos, Sandra Aranguren-Langston.
Penthouse Addition: Upper East Side, NYC
This two story rooftop addition picks up the horizontal scoring of the historic façade on this elegant single family townhouse in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The addition sets back and fades to black, camouflaging the addition, while echoing the dark polluted skies that hung over Manhattan in the late nineteenth century, when the house was built.