Punta Della Dogana

Punta della Dogana

In 2007, Palazzo Grassi won a contest held by the City of Venice to transform Punta della Dogana (the historic customs house) into a centre of contemporary art. Tadao Ando was engaged to design and document the restoration and adaptive reuse of the building to accommodate part of the Francios Pinault Foundation collection of art.

Opened in 2009, the building is a must see for lovers of Ando, contemporary art or historic buildings.

KO&Co Architecture, Closet Architect

Closet Architect

I believe everyone has a little bit of “closet architect” in them and in my daily life, I strive to bring this out in clients. Through this blog each week I will share one inspirational building or detail from my travels over the years in the hope you might also find some inspiration.

I often wonder what non-architects look at when they go on holidays……….