Robert Rauschenberg Foundation






Internship at Future Expansion

Renowned for his pioneering work of combine paintings, Rober Rauschenberg blurred the boundary between sculptures and paintings. His use of mixed medium liberated painting from the two dimensional canvas by incorporating and transforming photographs, clothing, newspaper clipping, old tires and other mundane found objects into art. Founded by the artist in 1990, the Rober Rauschenberg Foundation carries on the artistic and philanthropic legacy of Rober Rauschenberg. Future Expansion was commisioned by the foundation to rennovate its back patio space. Taking inspiration from Rauschenberg’s artistic vision, the proposed scheme transformed found elements in the existing space into a flexible extension of the office. 



Location: New York, NY, USA
Program: Historic Building Rennovation
Date: 2017


Images and drawings credit: Future Expansion




proposed rennovation for the back patio space at the Rober Rauschenberg Foundation



Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends retrospective at MoMA  Image credit: Nicholas McDermott


existing elevation with various brick pattern



existing back patio space


chapel annex, formerly Rauschenberg’s art studio






final scheme for the back patio at the Rober Rauschenberg Foundation





early schematic design options: garden/ extension of the office/ found condition




pivoting on the existing sipral stair pole, a roatating table allows users to configures various uses 



the existing chapel window sihlouette inspired painted pattern wraps around the patio


extension of office: rotating table transform patio into a work space


event space: rotating table docks to the back to enlarge occupiable space