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* Architecture: Australia House Gallery and Studio by Andrew Burns

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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One Response to “* Architecture: Australia House Gallery and Studio by Andrew Burns”

  1. […] See our post on other work by Andrew Burns Architect: Architecture: Australia House Gallery and Studio by Andrew Burns. […]

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