330 West 38 Rm 1408
New York, NY10018
Storefront for Art and Architecture
New York, NY
arts + architecture collaborative
I hope that everything is going well for you this summer. I haven’t spoken to you in quite a while
about the potential of OpenOffice doing an exhibition at Storefront. I was hoping to get this proposal to
you sooner. However, recent exciting developments at OpenOffice have delayed this package
In March this year Lyn Rice (formerly of Diller + Scofidio studio) and Galia Solomonoff (formerly of
Office for Metropolitan Architecture) joined OpenOffice as partners. Both are now involved with the
Houses X Artists projects, as well as other new projects.
The office recently received the commission to design the new Dia Center for the Arts permanent
collection museum in Beacon, NY. This has not yet been formerly announced to the public. We are
excited to see the collaborative ideas we are developing in the Houses X Artists projects continue in
this project as we work with the living artists in the collection, Robert Irwin, and other artists involved
in the project.
Enclosed is the exhibition catalog from the installation of NhEW at Gammel Dok, at the Danish
Architecture Center in Copenhagen.
This project is the result of collaboration between OpenOffice and Tanja Jordan. We are looking for a
venue to bring the project to New York. The materials used in building the NhEW house originated in
New York, and Colorodo; we received sponsorship from Panelite, Paneltec, and Thermal Foams Inc.
The design is a mulit-climate structure that can be custom ordered over the Internet. The unit is highly
customizable, easily shipped and and set up. The unit is completely constructed from lightweight
honeycomb and foam panels 120 cm x 60 cm which fit snuggly into a crate, that doubles as a bed and
I would be happy to discuss the project in further detail, do you think it is of interest for Storefront’s
2000 exhibition schedule? As the project has only been built once, it will be interesting to reconstruct
and test its tolerance, as it is designed from construction, demounting, and reconstruction. If there a
deadline for next year, I would be interested to know.
I will follow up with a phone call sometime this week. I look forward to talking with you. In the
meantime check out the NhEW project website at http://www.web4use.com/ab/index.htm .
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STOREFRONT FOR ART AND ARCHITECTURE
sard of Directors
Board of Advisors
Mary Jane Jacob
Nam June Paik
Linda Taalman Tanja Jordan/cOPENhagenOFFICE
330 West 38th, Ste. 1409
New York, NY 10018
Dear Tanja and Linda,
This letter is to confirm that Storefront for Art and Architecture will present
your project NhEW (NorthousEastWest) at the gallery from December 7,
2000 - January 13, 2001.
We think Storefront is a perfect venue for this project and we are pleased
that we will be able to present your work in the context of our program.
We look forward to working on this project with you.
Storefront for Art & Architecture
97 Kenmare Street
New York, NY 10012
Dansk Arkitektur Center
Strandgade 27 B
DK-1401 Kobenhavn K
Telefon +45 3257 1930
Telefax +45 3254 5010
Dear Sarah Herda & Storefront,
As I wrote in my e-mail, I have been informed by
Linda Taalman and Tanja Jordan that they are soon
to exhibit their NhEW house at Storefront.
My name is Regitze Hess and I work at the Danish
Center for Architecture, with among other things,
ArkitekturGalleriet where Tanja Jordan and Open
Office first exhibited the NhEW house project. We
are very pleased that Storefront will be showing the
I have enclosed two copies of the catalog we
produced for the ArkitekturGalleri exhibition of
NhEW at the Danish Center for Architecture is still
available. If however either Storefront and/or
Perimeter Books are interested in carrying the
catalog, while the NhEW house is at Storefront,
then it is available through our international
Nieuwe Herengracht 11
1011 RK Amsterdam
tel:+ 31 20 6226154 /6247376
fax+31 20 6209299
I have noted that Perimeter have carried other of
Gilbert Hansen's / Architectural Magazine B's
books (the party responsible for the Arkitektur¬
Galleri catalogs), hence I assume they are familiar
Gammel Dok November 28, 2000
Otherwise, if you would be so kind as to either
provide me with Perimeter’s address and e-mail
and/or pass this information on to them.
While I will not be able to make it to the exhibition
opening, I will be in New York from
December 19, 2000 - January 5, 2001.
I intend to visit Storefront while in New York, and
I would very much like to make an appointment to
meet you. Please let me know when would be
suitable. If I don’t hear from you prior to
December 19 th , I will give you a call once I reach
I hope to meet you and look forward to seeing the
NhEW house in New York.
Y ours truly