London native Dominic Kozerski, and Italy native Enrico Bonetti, are the founders of the successful bonetti/kozerski architecture firm based in New York city. They founded their firm with the aims of implementing their European background in the approach of every project they undertake. This very successful duo begin their creative process with the desire of coming up with an idea that embellishes an aesthetic of understated luxury and earnest modernism. Each of their projects, is viewed as a collaboration between them and their clients, ultimately resulting in unexpected beauty that meets the demands of the initial goals that were set out. Now, for their latest project, they have designed what will be the new headquarters of the pace gallery in New York’s Chelsea Art District.
By introducing some of their cross-cultural and multidisciplinary values that they bring to the table, they set out to always bring something different to the American public. With the pace gallery, they have done just that. The building’s design has more than doubled the current footprint of the pace and now seeks to display a more open and accessible type of engagement with the public. It includes an outdoor gallery that is connected to the high-line of the surroundings and a suspended two-story penthouse on the roof. In addition to the metal-clad and volcanic stone façade, the new design of the pace will include in its interior 6-meter-tall rotating exhibitions. This project will bring a new light to the former exhibition space and will present a new modern, and sleek design to Chelsea’s art district.
Dominic’s and Enrico’s unique approach to their projects and their exceptional taste displayed by their design language will hopefully shed more light to the importance of the dissemination of global architecture. Their design background is shared with other well-known architects throughout the world, and the combination of these creative minds can result in surprising results to the advancement of the field. We’ve seen these results in different firms comprised of diverse backgrounds -such as Bjarke Ingels Group, B+H Architects, and many more- and we will continue to see remarkable results if we promote cultural exchange and platforms that allow internationals to practice in different countries around the world.