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An 18th century farmhouse is being renovated into a contemporary gallery

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An 18th century farmhouse is being renovated into a contemporary gallery

DAVID BEBBE. COURTESY HAUSER & WIRTH.

Art Galeries architected, landscaped garden at the sculptural exhibitions, guest rooms inspired, restaurant locavore: Hauser & Wirth Somerset, installed in a farm classified South West England renovated and enlarged by Laplace & CO agency, is a total work.

Recognized as two personalities among the most influential of contemporary art, the Manuela from Zurich and Iwan Wirth are exceptional collectors. "Their living gallery concept, inaugurated in Somerset in 2013, is revolutionary", exposes Luis Laplace, from the architectural firm of the same name. With his mate Christophe Comoy, the Argentinean based in Paris was chosen to invent this "place that looks like them, as they like to welcome friends, very comfortable and without hierarchy, and with the desire to integrate their lives with that of the locals, in this rural village of England Brexit. "

Mobiles, sculptures, oils, more than one hundred pieces are exhibited.

KEN ADLARD © 2018 CALDER FOUNDATION, NEW YORK / DACS LONDON.

Successful performance: If this experiment is confidential on this side of the Channel, more than 500,000 visitors hurried to Bruton to discover thethree annual exhibitions - of which the honor, this summer, ofAlexander Calder with many works rarely shown in Britain - to be inspired by the landscaped garden where hatch regularly sculptures, feast on local products at the table of the Roth Bar & Grill, or settle in one of six guest rooms, works alone.

Alexander Calder is honored until September 9th.

KEN ADLARD © 2018 CALDER FOUNDATION, NEW YORK / DACS LONDON.

Six guest rooms welcome visitors and artists

AARON SCHUMAN. COURTESY GUILLERMO KUITCA AND HAUSER & WIRTH.

Furnishedvintage pieces locally, painted in the juice of original colorsthey beautifully restore the spirit of the place. Is an 18th century listed farmpassed through several hands before being abandoned. Places of life, offices, exhibition spaces, bookstore "The first job was to define the use of buildings," continues the duo. Of exposed brick in massive carpentry, a concrete floor to large white volumes, the distribution between renovated heritage and contemporary extension evolves as naturally as harmoniously, without spatial breakage or decorative posture.

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Opened in 2014, the gallery built in an 18th century farm incorporates a contemporary extension.

DAVID BEBBE. COURTESY HAUSER & WIRTH.

Which, with the local authorities also, made the project popular. "Pragmatic, fluid, respectful, our bias can be summed up in a silent architecture", concludes Luis Laplace to support this "blur between art and decoration". Inhabited, he has not finished talking about himself.

Information: HAUSER & WIRTH SOMERSET - Place of contemporary art and life in the English countryside. Alexander Calder exhibition, until September 9th. Dropping Lane, Bruton, Somerset, BA10 ONL, United Kingdom. +44 (0) 174 981 4060. hardladefarmhouse.co.uk

In residence, the Argentinian Guillermo Kuitca realized the fresco that lines the dining room.

AARON SCHUMAN. COURTESY GUILLERMO KUITCA AND HAUSER & WIRTH.

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