Gallery House is a combination of a stunning art gallery and home of an artist’s lifestyle.
Architect: Lekker Design
Area: 3500 sq.ft
This is the new little house in Geylang, Singapore where Geylang is a very “mixed” neighborhood–it’s where the notorious red-light district meets a Buddhist community centers, and (increasingly) a sophisticated, cosmopolitan crowd. This is a home for art collectors, where the living spaces and galleries collide in a very direct way. These images were taken during the first exhibition to be held in the space.
Gallery House is a combination of a stunning art gallery and home of an artist’s lifestyle. To construct this small building with double functions and doing this on a tiny plot was a rather big challenge for the project team.
The 3500-square feet house located between two very long party walls on a typical Singaporean lot. However, the architects successfully bring in plenty of natural light to brighten up the interior spaces through sophisticated aesthetics and uniquely crafted gardens that are nestled in the corners of the building’s exterior.
The Gallery House successfully balances its two-sided life with the even distribution of volumes. The fusion of private and public is well balanced, in spite of the unusual room layout, maze-like interior, complex series of nested spaces and winding staircases. A triple-height gallery along with a contemporary kitchen is located on the ground floor. Moving on to the next levels, one can enter to a twisted tower that holds the private rooms of the inhabitants. It was a requirement of the art-lover owners to keep the boundaries clear between public and private. In other words, the gallery was designed in a way so that the public can access it without disturbing the people who live on the other floors.
The main success of this multi-story house is the art gallery with its clean lines and minimalistic design. This area is quite small, yet seems to spacious thanks to the triple-height ceilings.
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