Inhabitant, as always, turns us on to this terrific adaptation on a century old red brick factory in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The building was originally constructed for the Allen Forge & Welding Company at the beginning of the 1900′s. I think there is no relation even though my father was a welder.
Then, the Brogden Produce Company utilized a railroad spur as the primary link to the nearby station for the transfer perishable goods. This was in about 1927.
Now, the building has been outfitted as a new contemporary art gallery that seems to have no name. The renovation was designed by the LA firm Brooks + Scarpa. They have a nasty flash based website, so thee was nothing to see there.
We’re not sure what is cooler, the amazing interior with exposed industrial details and cool, clean modern fittings, or the dramatic, plunging entryway. The interior and exterior would be great locations for film. Certainly both are great set design inspiration.
It seems this gallery has no name…