The 1:4 Gallery was designed for a private collector who needed more and better space for his collection of works by Donald Judd, Remi Zaugg, and Richard Serra. The brief was to convert his villa into an art gallery that could switch from the public feel of a museum to a loud yet intimate party space when required – an architectural game in which three typologies are stacked within one building. Almost every element in the 1:4 Gallery is based on the proportional relation 1 to 4: the light openings in the ceiling are 800mm x 3200mm, as are the sofas, table, and bar. The latter, made out of laminated oak, has recessed lights, while the ceiling lights hold three fluorescent tubes: white for art viewing, yellow for living, and red for partying. 

Photographs by Åke E:son Lindman.