The House

Literally hewn into the porphyry rock, this is a place where art and architecture come together in a magical atmosphere. Its geographical position, the surrounding nature, the choice of the materials used and the numerous works of international artists, all combine to make it truly unique.

Designed by the architect, Walter Angonese and his colleague, Andrea Marastoni, the house has succeeded in turning Antonio Dalle Nogare’s dream into concrete reality. Right from the beginning, the aim was to create a structure where domestic and exhibition requirements would coexist, so that anyone could enter and feel immediately at home.

The spaces for the exhibition rooms, offices, library and private rooms were literally hewn out of the rock.

 

All the excavated porphyry stone was then ground, processed and returned to where it came from in an altered state to create the shape and structure of the house-museum.

Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare. Ph: Jürgen Eheim

Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare. Ph: Jürgen Eheim

The building was then completed with untreated «tombak» oak and large windows that create a warm and highly contemporary mood. The exhibition rooms have a large open space design that ensures any artwork has all the breathing space it needs.

Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare. Ph: Jürgen Eheim

While it was being built, a number of artists were invited to come and create site-specific artworks, like the Americans Robert Barry and Dan Graham. The former created a vast lettering installation for the library windows, while the latter designed an intriguing pavilion.

It is, without doubt, a dream come true.

Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare. Ph: Jürgen Eheim

Installation view Robert Barry, “Beyond, instead, possibile…” 2012

In Autumn 2011 the structure was opened to a public of art and architecture lovers and since then a progression of artists have come here to complete, modify and interpret this space in their own way.

 

The Antonio Dalle Nogare Foundation is now based here and many young artists and architects come to experiment and look for inspiration.

 

In short, it is a meeting place for anyone interested in the contemporary world.

How to Visit

The Foundation offers guided tours at the following times:

Thursday and Friday from 10.00am to midday and 02.00pm to 05.00pm

Saturday from 10.00am to midday

 

Visits can be reserved by writing to:
visit@fondazioneantoniodallenogare.com

 

Admission is limited to a maximum of 20 people per visit.
Duration of the visit: approximately 1 hour.
Free admission.

Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare, 2010. Ph: Piero Perra

Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare, 2010. Ph: Piero Perra

Robert Barry, Antonio Dalle Nogare, Walter Angonese, Massimo Minini. Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare, 2011. Ph: Piero Perra

Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare, 2010. Ph: Piero Perra

Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare, 2010. Ph: Piero Perra

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