Soaring Australian Art Gallery Replaces Building Destroyed by Japan’s 2011 Earthquake

by , 08/09/12
filed under: Architecture, Art, Design, Gallery

Andrew Burns, earthquake, Japan, art, Echigo-Tsumari Triennale, green design, timber, sustainable design, eco-design, disaster relief

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.

+ Andrew Burns

Via Dezeen

Images by Brett Boardman

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1 Comment

  1. AZamakda August 30, 2012 at 1:17 am

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    could you please describe the characteristics, internal and external features of the exhibition space..

    thanking you

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