Posted by the editors on Saturday, 27 April 2013
Architecture: Crescent House by Andrew Burns Architect: “..‘Crescent House’ is the first in an annual series of temporary pavilions to be installed at Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation in Paddington, Sydney, Australia. The aim of this ‘Fugitive Structures’ program is to engage a wide audience with architectural thought..Two arcs are set within an apparently simple rectilinear form. The arcs bisect, creating a pair of infinitely sharp points and a threshold to the space beyond. This combination of fragility and robustness seeks to charge the conversations within the space with a particular quality..The structure has an ambiguous presence; between architecture and art object. Through framing, it transforms an ordinary rose apple hedge into a landscape of beauty. The pavilion responds to elemental themes; darkness and light, the wonder offered by the night sky and the burnt quality of yaki-sugi (charred cedar) recalling the presence of bushfires on this continent..The pavilion and has been initiated and supported by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, BVN Donovan Hill, Andrew Cameron Family Foundation and the Nelson Meers Foundation..”
See our post on other work by Andrew Burns Architect: Architecture: Australia House Gallery and Studio by Andrew Burns.
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image: © Brett Boardman; article: “Crescent House / Andrew Burns Architect” 17 Apr 2013. ArchDaily
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Posted by the editors on Thursday, 15 November 2012
Residential Architecture: Country Estate by Roger Ferris + Partners: “..Roger Ferris + Partners designed a country estate in New Canaan, Connecticut, USA..This project expands the program of the original Wiley house, a mid-century modern residence by Philip Johnson, to integrate new structures into the spectacular setting of the house with a design rooted in respectful contextual response and a commitment to conservation strategies. The new art gallery, pool house and garage reinforce the architectural clarity of the original glass house. The art gallery, a reconstructed 19th century barn offers a solid black contemporary counterpoint to Johnson’s transparent house. The pool house and garage are both set into the hillside with a single exposed wall recalling the plinth of the original house..” Extensive glazing, of course, and abundant natural light and nature views; very interesting additions to an original home by the great Philip Johnson..
image: Paùl Rivera – Archphoto; article: Contemporist
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Posted by the editors on Monday, 3 September 2012
Residential Architecture: Gallery House by Lekker Design: “..This is a small building, with two programs–a house and an art gallery–squeezed into a very dense envelope, in the midst of Singapore’s red light district..The design attempted to balance this programmatic double-life through a play of two volumes. The lower volume contains a triple-height gallery and kitchen. Above is a rotated tower, which appears to be partially suspended below the ceiling of the gallery; this holds the bedrooms and private spaces. The building has been designed such that the client may open the gallery to the public, via a separate access..The Gallery House is sited in a typical Singaporean lot, between two very long party walls. In order to bring natural light deep into the interior, a series of small gardens have been extracted from the facade and roofline. This creates a complex series of nested spaces, merging the interior with tropical landscape. Rooms are unexpectedly located and strangely formed, partially overlapping with others or sharing views of interior canyon spaces. The largest of these contains the main stair, which winds informally between rooms at front and back..” Interesting form and interior volumes and details; abundant glazing, natural light; exposed dark wood beams..
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image: © Darren Soh; article: “Gallery House / Lekker Design” 28 Aug 2012. ArchDaily.<http://www.archdaily.com/266357>
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Posted by the editors on Friday, 10 August 2012
Architecture: Australia House Gallery and Studio by Andrew Burns: “..Australian architect Andrew Burns has completed a pointy gallery and studio for artists-in-residence in Japan to replace one that was destroyed during the major earthquake of last year..The first Australia House was created in 2009 inside a 100-year-old farmhouse in Niigata Prefecture to provide a place where Australian artists could engage with Japanese communities in the production and exhibition of their work..Following the earthquake, a competition was launched to design a replacement that would be completed in time for the fifth Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale taking place in the region over the summer..Burns’ design for the new Australia House Gallery and Studio is a two-storey triangular structure with a charred wood exterior and a steep pointed roof..The gallery is located in a double-height space on the ground floor and is overlooked from the living quarters on the floor above..A strong timber frame increases the stability of the building, so that it can be used as a refuge during any future natural disasters..” Interesting form, interior volumes; extensive glazing, natural light; wood structure and interiors, charred wood cladding..
image: Brett Boardman; article: Dezeen
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