In this episode, Cherise is joined by Mark Oberholzer and Sean Martino, associate principals at KTGY. Mark and Sean share their experience designing the Edes Building, an art gallery and mixed-use space in Morgan Hill, CA. Mass timber was chosen on this project for its natural finish and ability to provide larger spans than standard wood construction. Custom shelving and display units accommodate a myriad of art. Custom-made rotating walls pivot and adjust the flow of gallery visitors to accommodate various-sized art pieces and create a flexible yet unified space. The building also includes a wine bar and a dramatic featured staircase that lights up like a lantern at night.
This project presented unique challenges and opportunities - the building had to be raised above a flood plain, limited space inspired integrated storage and display systems, and continuity of various wood species were an added complexity for interior finishes.