일본 건축가 안도 다다오(Tadao Ando)는 시카고의 오래된 벽돌 건물을 건축 중심의 전시 센터로 탈바꿈시다. 1929년에 완성된 4 층 건물 내에 위치한 "라이트우드 (Wrightwood) 659"는 건축물 및 사회적으로 혼재된 예술 전시회를 전담하는 공간이다. 이전에는 아파트 건물이었던 이 곳은 콘크리트 표면과 함께 더 많은 벽돌을 사용하여 35,565 제곱미터(3,304 평방 미터)의 센터를 위한 공간으로 재탄생되었다.
Japanese architect Tadao Ando has turned an old brick building in Chicago into an architecture-focused exhibition centre.
Located within a four-storey building, completed in 1929 in the city's Lincoln Park neighbourhood, Wrightwood 659 is dedicated to exhibitions of architecture and socially engaged art.
The former apartment building provides a shell for the 35,565-square-foot (3,304-square-metre) centre, which Ando transformed using more brickwork along with concrete surfaces.
A new atrium spanning the full height of the building is filled with natural light from a series of rectangular windows. The building's brick construction was made visible by stripping out the insulation.
"The entire interior of the apartment building was removed, and a new steel and reinforced-concrete structure was erected within the perimeter masonry shell," said a project description.
A concrete staircase that wraps around a pillar of the same material was added by Ando, and provides the primary circulation up the atrium.
Glass railings reflect light from the nearby windows, while wooden boards the ceiling soften the otherwise cold materiality.