Photographer - Mar 28, 2019
TheArtFactory is a resolute example of preservation in the face of common practice. It's a modern conversion of an old textile mill in the historic district. TheArtFactory is twisting the head, as well as eyebrows at how important it is to remember the past.
The renovation concept revolves around a simple notion of following the demand and being in-tuned to the inner voice of the industrial buildings complex while welcoming the modern millennial concepts. That’s the magic to conjure up a collection of spaces and views that are normally reserved for the design from the ground up. TheArtFactory is a collective experience.
From the street, it is a shattering introduction to the industrial building's complex that is slowly beginning to reveal itself before it is auspiciously on the border between genius and madness. On entering the front door, however, these fears give way to awe, wonder and a completely confusing feeling of awe at the Mercado with the Hollywood look-alike sign.
The interiors are almost exclusively exposed bricks with native hardwood parquet floors and sun flooded industrial windows overlooking the City. TheArtFactory design completely embraces the idea of conservation without hassles by combining a modern complement with a proud but modest existing structure. The native energy of the space is beyond inspiring and an absolute "must see".