Amant Foundation

Amant Foundation

Brooklyn, New York
United States
Amant Foundation

TYLin provided structural engineering services for a new artist campus spread across four low-rise buildings in East Williamsburg.

The artist residency and performance venue component of the campus is split into two cast-in-place concrete structures that define a central verdant courtyard. 

The complex’s main building, containing galleries and foundation offices, features a texturally rich facade with metal louvers above cement bricks that are angled to form a houndstooth pattern. TYLin designed careful connection details back to the main structure to create a seamless transition between the materials. The firm’s engineers also worked with the architect to customize a hidden mounting system for the louvers without any attachment points at the corners.

Structural honeycomb canopy panels presented an additional design challenge. Since the manufacturer did not have an in-house engineering team, TYLin had to ensure that these panels would meet code requirements for snow loading and drift.

Image credit: Rafael Gamo

MASterworks Award, Best New Building, 2021
Municipal Art Society of New York
Best of Design Awards, Project of the Year, 2021
Architect’s Newspaper

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