Start

Thu

,

Oct 7

12:00 pm

End

Thu

,

Oct 7

1:00 pm

How

In-Person

Type

Tour

Location

315 Maujer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Oct

7

Building of the Day: Amant Foundation

Start

Thu

,

Oct 7

12:00 pm

End

Thu

,

Oct 7

1:00 pm

How

In-Person

Type

Tour

Location

315 Maujer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206

White box facade of the Amant Foundation

Photo by Rafael Gamo

*This event is offered in person; proof of vaccination (for those eligible) and masking are required in order to attend. Exact meeting locations will be emailed to attendees the day prior to the tour.*

Amant is an arts campus spread across three blocks of rapidly changing, industrial North Brooklyn. This cultural incubator functions both privately and publicly, with artist studios, galleries, offices, storage, and a cafe. Rather than an inward-looking space isolated from its urban context, SO-IL’s collection of distributed volumes weaves itself into the fabric of the city. Materials render the buildings partly anonymous. Deeply textured form liners shape cast-in-plane concrete. Bricks rotate out of plane to catch a shadow. Galvanized steel bars toy with reflection and transparency. They nestle comfortably within their manufacturing and industrial storage context, and, up close, offer surprising tactilities, details, and depth that betray the familiar and the everyday.

Architect: SO–IL

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