Malane Benedetto's architectural work carefully balances the aesthetic, environmental, social, and economic aspects of each unique project. The studio's design process is guided by the belief that every piece of architecture has the potential to establish a strong sense of place. With a particular focus on cultural and residential projects, Malane Benedetto's work considers context and materiality, simplicity and efficiency as the essential tenets of successful design.
The FAR Center for the Contemporary Arts, located in the vibrant midwestern city of Bloomington, Indiana serves as the relocation of Pictura Gallery, a nationally recognized center for photography and education. The complex integrates Pictura's dedicated gallery space with a multi-purpose theatre/event space, library, and garden. The project is currently in construction.
Project Team: Lauren Bordes & Evan Cerilli, Lead Designers; Puzzello Architecture Practice, Project Architect; Foursquare Construction, Contractor
New York, New York
This theoretical project proposes an expansion to the current expansion of the Museum of Modern Art. Assuming the completion of the DS+R project, this proposal confronts the complex’s many Modernisms, its newly public ground of the sculpture garden (the last remaining undeveloped area of the MoMA's New York block), and the interior as a revised space for the merger of a socially and aesthetically motivated architecture.
The River Ranch House was designed for a chemist and his wife in southwest Louisiana. The project incorporates energy-efficient structural insulated panels (SIPs), an open plan and loft, an interior garden, and a large courtyard space. The couple desired a minimal design on a relatively small lot. The overall project covers 2400 square feet on the ground floor with an additional 400 square foot loft.