LB 17 SO-IL Amant
|Lonti Ebers, Martino Stierli, Job Floris e.a.
SO–IL is an architecture firm born in New York in 2008. Diverse in origin, their team of collaborators speaks a dozen languages and is informed by global narratives and perspectives. Both locally-rooted and nationless, they explore how the creation of environments and objects inspires lasting positive intellectual and societal engagement. Amant is an arts campus spread across three blocks in 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, the collection of distributed volumes weaves itself into the fabric of the city. The mini-campus is a part of, benefits from, and contributes to the local community. Pockets of outdoor spaces, multiple entries, and openings cohabit the ground with other members of the neighbourhood.
|76 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 29 cm, pb, English