SO-IL conceives a concrete art gallery for an industrial brooklyn neighborhood
 
SO-IL conceives a concrete art gallery for an industrial brooklyn neighborhood
aug 24, 2015

SO-IL conceives a concrete art gallery for an industrial brooklyn neighborhood


SO-IL conceives concrete brooklyn art gallery as an exploration in soft form
all images courtesy of SO-IL

 

 

 

new york-based design office SO-IL has revealed plans for ‘artes amant’ — a concrete art gallery to be built in an industrial brooklyn neighborhood. the complex, which also contains artist studios, is defined by its unorthodox construction, a design which that architects refer to as ‘an exploration in soft form’.

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view towards terrace

 

 

 

within the design, a cluster of ‘shells’ acts to diffuse an exterior presence and consequently shapes the building’s interior. ‘the self-supporting geometry of these shells exists in tension with programming, light, and circulation’, explains SO-IL. ‘the constant calibration of these constraints inform the contours of the building.’

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gallery view

 

 

 

carefully positioned apertures carry natural light into a nearly edgeless interior, challenging the perception of a rigidly defined space. the building’s exterior is characterized by edges and seams that slip in and out of appearance. the project’s muted palette continues the play between ambiguity and legibility, with an enticing pale concrete façade that engages with the existing urban fabric.

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sculpture gallery

 

drawings

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axonometric view

 

 

project info:

 

location: brooklyn, new york, USA
program: gallery, artist studios
area: 1,320 sqm / 14,250 sqf
status: construction documents; expected 2017
team: florian idenburg, jing liu, ilias papageorgiou, kevin lamyuktseung, kerim miskavi, ted baab, lucie rebeyrol, pietro pagliaro, hannes kalau vom hofe, john chow

 

collaborators
architect of record: andrew reyniak
structural: schlaich bergermann und partner
MEP: altieri sebor wieber 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
acoustics / AV: harvey marshall berling associates
project manager: paratus group

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