Notes taken from Fausto Ferrara’s sketchbook:
... “more than a museum, I’m thinking of a place where art, the sky, the earth, and people can meet each other. A home: an “Art House”.
I look for sensations rather than functions:
The idea is a sense of community, a spirit where art connects with the place itself and the place becomes an isolated world, where exhibitions expose people to art and generate a union between people and the place, a place of art.
I seek to reveal the emotions that the place is capable of evoking: the architecture must produce corporeal sensations that awaken the senses and make the union between art and nature possible. In this manner, the art can be fused with the natural events and forces that drive towards the rediscovery of what it means to be human, or rather a living essence between the sky and the earth…”Location: Ghent, New York, USA Architect: studio arckeo architetti & associati srl
Project Name: Art Omi Museum
Participant designer: Project: Fausto Ferrara e Daniela Antonucci,
Project director: Valeria Agliolo Quartalaro,
Project completion time: 2007 Imagines: Studio Arckeo Architetti & Associati
Area(sqm): 1,095.67 sqm