This gallery was designed to occupy a pre-existent space, that is part of a recently completed building (designed by Architect Alberto Dávila), and is part of Minas cultural complex in Belo Horizonte. The gallery is a space for temporary art exhibitions, with an emphasis on contemporary production.
Given the very nature of the space in which it was designed, and the restrictions presented by the low ceiling, the decision was made to emphasise a feature that makes it unique – its own horizontality.
In addition to this, the possibility of controlling the light allows a range of environments for the project: penumbra with focal lighting; natural light through windows, artificial and diffuse lighting. Under the full light of the ceiling’s diffusing PVC membrane, the sharpness of the corners between walls and floors is lost, and the visitor can build him or herself a new perception of the space.
The parallel lines under the diffusing membrane - brackets for equipment and works, inhibit the vision of light at distance, giving to each visitor the feeling that a cloud of light is forever following their movements.
Architects | Fernando Maculan (MACh Arquitetos) e Paulo Pederneiras, Seoul, South Korea
Location | Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais, Brasil
Technical info | Barrisol PVC Ceiling
Picture credits | Gabriel Castro