The exact sum of its parts, The Gallery House features spaces both grand and small, each expressing their own narrative. Crafted by Workroom, the superhouse stands as an exemplary piece of interiordesign and architecture.
Situated in the well-established suburb of Toorak, The Gallery House sits amongst other large family homes and gardens. Despite its spatial openness, the superhouse is designed in allusion to experiences yet to come, flowing towards other aspects of itself and its context.
A housetour of the property reveals the extent of its size. A true superhouse, the residence contains 4 bedrooms, 2 lounge rooms and vast, double-height voids. Workroom purposely conceals the size of the home from the street, creating anticipation and intrigue, using a curved concrete wall to the entry as a reveal of what is to come.
The modern materials of concrete, terrazzo, timber and stone feature consistently in the superhouse. Subverting expectations, Workroom uses the characteristically heavy concrete to craft an elegant staircase that appears effortlessly lightweight, whilst timber and green stone facilitate an open connection to the lush landscaping.
Embracing a raw materiality, Workroom creates a superhouse that will gracefully express the passage of time. With the capacity to visually evolve with age, The Gallery House is a successful interpretation of modern refinement.
00:00 - The Local Project Print Publication 00:10 - Introduction to the SuperHouse 01:27 - Creating Continuity with Materials 02:30 - Use of Stone in the House 02:47 - Landscape Design 03:21 - Natural Light 03:50 - A Sense of Timelessness 04:27 - What the Architect is Most Proud Of
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Photography by Timothy Kaye. Architecture and InteriorDesign by Workroom. Build by Davies Henderson. Styling and Interior Decoration by Sisällä InteriorDesign Landscape Architecture by Nathan Burkett Landscape Architecture. Filmed and Edited by Cheer Squad Film Co. Production by The Local Project.
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