SO-IL Reveals Plans for New Brooklyn Art Gallery

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. 

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"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.

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"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."

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Brooklyn, NY, United States
  • Design Team

    Florian Idenburg, Jing Liu, Ilias Papageorgiou, Kevin Lamyuktseung, Kerim Miskavi, Ted Baab, Lucie Rebeyrol, Pietro Pagliaro, Hannes Kalau vom Hofe, John Chow
  • Architect of Record

    Andrew Reyniak
  • Project Manager

    Paratus Group
  • Structural Engineer

    Schlaich Bergermann und Partner
  • MEP

    AltieriSeborWieber LLC Consulting Engineers
  • Lighting

    Renfro Design Group
  • Cladding Consultant

    Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
  • Envelope Consultant

    Certain Measures
  • Civil

    PW Grosser
  • Expediter

    J. Callahan Consulting, Inc.
  • Concrete

    Reginald Hough Associates
  • Geotechnical

    Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
  • Acoustics / AV

    Harvey Marshall Berling Associates
  • Area

    1320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Location

    Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

    Courtesy of SO-IL
  • Area

    1320.0 m2
  • Acoustics

    Harvey Marshall Berling Associates
  • Audio Visual

    Harvey Marshall Berling Associates
  • Expeditor

    J. Callahan Consulting, Inc.
  • Audiovisual

    Harvey Marshall Berling Associates

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Project location

Address:Brooklyn, NY, United States

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "SO-IL Reveals Plans for New Brooklyn Art Gallery" 28 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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