Amant, Brooklyn, New York, USA, 2015

This is a non-commercial art space located in a Brooklyn neighborhood, consisting of artists' studios, exhibition and multi-media project spaces, along with storage and exhibition spaces for a private collection. Visually and spatially marked by its industrial past, this concrete volume is an exploration in soft form, where a cluster of shells acts to diffuse an exterior presence and shape the building's interior.

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 edge-less 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.

Construction is slated to start in early 2016, with a completion date in 2017.

Location
Brooklyn, New York, USA

Program
Exhibition spaces, Project spaces, Studios

Area
2040 m² / 22000 sf

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, Yuko Sono, Antoine Vacheron

Collaborators
Architect of Record: Andrew Reyniak
Structural: 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
Acoustics / AV: Harvey Marshall Berling Associates
Project Manager: Paratus Group

Amant, axonometric view
Amant, exterior view
Amant, section
Amant, section
Amant, interior view
Amant, interior view
Amant, interior view