Magazzino Italian Art Museum

Firm LocationNew York, United States
Project location2700 Route 9 Cold Spring, NY 10516, United States
CompanyMQ Architecture
Lead ArchitectMiguel Quismondo
Design TeamProject Architect: Jesús Aparicio Alfaro Collaborator: Rocío Calzado López and Miguel Bello Escribano Structural Engineer: Michael P. Carr, P.E. MEP Engineers: CES-Consulting Engineering Services Engineers Lighting Consultant: MAP Design Studio Cost Consultant: Stuart-Lynn Company Signage Consultant: WCD-Waterhouse Cifuentes Design Photography: Javier Callejas + Montse Zamorano
ClientNancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu

Magazzino Italian Art is a private initiative conceived by Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu to house their collection of postwar Italian Art. The commission consisted in a full renovation of an existing 11,000 square-foot building and an additional 14,000 square feet of new construction. The starting approach was simple: the existing L-shaped building could be completed into a rectangle with a central courtyard.This allowed us to propose an independent structure parallel to the longer part of the existing building estableshing a dialogue between the new and existing building.