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Soaring Australian Art Gallery Replaces Building Destroyed by Japan’s 2011 Earthquake
Featuring an unconventional triangular design and a new, sturdy frame that should make this Australia House more resilient than the last (built in an old farmhouse), the double story gallery doubles as a studio for one lucky artist-in-residence. Burns opted for a soaring pitched roof and natural materials, all of which reinforce the notion that humans and nature are inseparable.
Inside the gallery – a contemporary space that is also deeply-rooted to its rural surroundings – the landscape dominates. And that’s a good thing. Most of the art pieces are displayed on the lower floor while the living quarters are disguised up above. Well-lit, cozy, and sustainably-built, the new Australia House is a beautiful testament to both the superiority of nature and the resilience of humanity.
Images by Brett Boardman
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