Private Arts Building . New York


Located in a Brooklyn neighborhood, visually and spatially marked by its industrial past, a concrete mass houses the production, display, and storage of art. 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.

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.

Private Arts Building, Brooklyn, New York, USA, 2015
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Gallery, Artist Studios
1320 m² / 14250 sf
Design Development; Expected 2017
Florian Idenburg, Kevin Lamyuktseung, Kerim Miskavi, Ted Baab, Lucie Rebeyrol
Filing Architect: 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

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