A gallery to live in
The clients wanted a gallery that they could live in. The gallery is on two levels arranged around an internal courtyard and was designed to accommodate their extensive collection of contemporary Australian art.
The gallery section is composed of a number of intersecting volumes held together by a double-height central spine. Externally, each of the volumes is a different colour, while the spine is red.
Internally the colour scheme is muted allowing the artworks to be displayed to best effect. At the north end of the spine is a glazed opening that challenges the perceived notion of window.
Client: Jack and Isabella Klompé
Location: Sydney, Australia
Status: Built, 1999
Photos: Walter Glover