The exact sum of its parts, The Gallery House features spaces both grand and small, each expressing their own narrative. Crafted by Workroom, the super house stands as an exemplary piece of interior design 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 super house is designed in allusion to experiences yet to come, flowing towards other aspects of itself and its context.
A house tour of the property reveals the extent of its size. A true super house, 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 super house. 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 super house 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 Super House
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 Interior Design by Workroom.
Build by Davies Henderson.
Styling and Interior Decoration by Sisällä Interior Design
Landscape Architecture by Nathan Burkett Landscape Architecture.
Filmed and Edited by Cheer Squad Film Co.
Production by The Local Project.
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