New York-based SO-IL has unveiled plans for a new Brooklyn art gallery, dubbed Artes Amant. The 1,320-square-meter building will house the production, display and storage of art in a four-story "concrete mass" that is "spatially marked by its industrial past."
"This arts’ building is an exploration in soft form, where a cluster of shells acts to diffuse an exterior presence and shape the building’s interior," says SO-IL.
"The self-supporting geometry of these shells exists in tension with programming, light, and circulation. The constant calibration of these constraints inform the contours of the building.
"Apertures in the shells capture and carry natural light into a nearly edgeless interior, challenging the perception of a defined space. Across the building’s exterior, edges and seams slip in and out of appearance. Throughout the building’s suppleness and muted palette play with ambiguity and legibility; neither monumental nor prosaic, instead it entices."
LocationBrooklyn, NY, United States
Design TeamFlorian Idenburg, Jing Liu, Ilias Papageorgiou, Kevin Lamyuktseung, Kerim Miskavi, Ted Baab, Lucie Rebeyrol, Pietro Pagliaro, Hannes Kalau vom Hofe, John Chow
Architect of RecordAndrew Reyniak
Project ManagerParatus Group
Structural EngineerSchlaich Bergermann und Partner
MEPAltieriSeborWieber LLC Consulting Engineers
LightingRenfro Design Group
Cladding ConsultantSimpson Gumpertz & Heger
Envelope ConsultantCertain Measures
ExpediterJ. Callahan Consulting, Inc.
ConcreteReginald Hough Associates
Acoustics / AVHarvey Marshall Berling Associates