Concrete warehouse creates tactile backdrop for Italian artwork gallery by AMAA

A concrete gateway marks the doorway to the Threshold and Treasure artwork gallery, which structure studio AMAA has housed in a former print home in Arzignano, Italy.

Created for the cultural affiliation Atipografia, the gallery occupies the tactile, unfinished interiors of a Nineteenth-century masonry and timber warehouse, which has been framed and prolonged with concrete, glass and metal additions.

AMAA has created the Threshold and Treasure artwork gallery in Italy

AMAA’s design for Threshold and Treasure takes the type of a sequence of thresholds, starting with a big, concave concrete gateway that doubles as a seating space.

This leads by to a sequence of small gardens that buffer the tranquil gallery areas from the road.

Concrete entrance to the Threshold and Treasure art gallery in Italy by AMAA
A concrete gateway marks the doorway

“Your entire undertaking’s significance emerges exactly within the space of the brink, making the doorway a twin perform of an city system and a murals,” described the studio.

“It’s meant to be crossed with a view to enter the primary ‘secret’ backyard and a very completely different realm by forsaking the chaos brought on by the speedy city atmosphere: a necessary, oneiric peace that has been sought for only one objective, to accommodate artwork,” it continued.

Art gallery with exposed concrete walls and timber ceiling
It’s housed in an previous warehouse that types a tactile backdrop

Shifting by the backyard, guests encounter a Twentieth-century concrete addition to the print home, which now serves as a guesthouse for artists in residence. Its interiors are completed in matte-black paint and wood panelling.

Previous this constructing are the exhibition areas inside the unique warehouse construction, which open up onto a backyard in the direction of the again of the location that’s enclosed by a U-shaped extension in glass and metal.

“The place unveils itself regularly, following a closed sequence of crossings, one threshold at a time,” mentioned the studio. “A glass and metal cage expands the realm and divulges the inner courtroom, nearly as if it had been a treasure.”

Each the primary gate and the warehouse constructing have been completed with sliding metallic doorways, with the doorway to the gallery sheltered beneath a concrete metallic cover.

Glass extension at the Threshold and Treasure art gallery in Italy by AMAA
An extension in glass and metal wraps a backyard

An exterior concrete staircase results in the location’s higher degree. Right here, AMAA has positioned a raised backyard beside an artist’s studio.

Internally, the entire present surfaces have been left of their tough, textured state, making a distinction with the trendy additions and celebrating the varied alterations which have taken place over time.

Threshold and Treasure is just not the primary adaptive reuse undertaking by AMAA. In 2020, it created its personal studio by inserting a glass field into one other manufacturing facility constructing in Arzignano.

The images is by Simone Bossi.