A la fois fois galerie d'art privée et espace de stockage pour un collectionneur, la "Artfarm" étire sa longue silhouette non loin de New York. Conçue par l'agence suisse HHF Architects (Herlach Hartmann Frommenwiller) en collaboration avec Tom Strub, Fumiko Takahama et l'artiste Ai Weiwei, elle se compose d'une structure en acier préfabriquée habituellement utilisée dans la construction de bâtiments agricoles. A l'intérieur, l'espace s'habille d'un revêtement isolant en PVC.
Sur le projet "Artfarm", HHF Architects précisent:
"The ARTFARM is located in upstate New York, on the site of a private residence. The building is designed as a gallery for a professional art collection. On the interior it is subdivided into different sized showrooms and spaces designated to store art. The outer shape is a consequence of the used pre-engineered and easy to assemble type of steel building, which often gets used for agricultural purposes in that area. With its abstract metallic appearance the structure becomes an equal member of a whole group of sculptures which are spread out in the landscape.
Lower showroom. The massive concrete floor and the white shiny PVC batt insulation create a quiet and cool space. For delicate goods such as paintings etc. consistent indoor temperatures are needed, which is a challenge in an area with such enourmous change in temperatures. With the concept of an hermetic closed and insulated envelope, the existing heating and cooling needs only to conserve the climate and support it when needed.
The different levels are connected through a continues cascading ramp on the central axis. This middle hallway with its ramp works as access for all spaces, allows an easy way of exchanging big pieces of art between storage and showrooms and works at the same time as a picture gallery.
The three volumes are put on a solid concrete slabs, which follow the existing gradient on the site. The different levels are connected through a continues cascading ramp on the central axis. This middle hallway with its ramp works as access for all spaces, allows an easy way of exchanging big pieces of art between storage and showrooms and works at the same time as a picture gallery."
Photographs: Iwan Baan
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