GM Arquitectos completed the design and development of the Gallery House, a project reflecting the owners’ major passion for art. Especially envisioned for a family and their young daughter, the massive residence offers everything a family might need in terms of comfort and modern living requirements. Located in Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia, the 500 square meter house takes advantage of the warm climate and opens up towards its surrounding landscape through charming looking bamboo panels.
Everything about this place inspires serenity and a holiday-home sensation. Surprising no matter what the standpoint, the Gallery House exhibits opulence in the most unpretentious way. Enhanced by impressive works of art, each interior displays its own personality, contrasting the white-defined general color palette. The swimming pool seems to be a natural extension of the project, perfectly integrated in the design of the building. [Photography by Luis Fernando Ramos]
Inside the school, a wall made of cross-laminated timber separates classrooms from the main corridor, providing a space for storage and study. With very little to work with, the architects have managed to create a building that is much more than just the sum of all of its parts
Value for money is not, and never was, the same as being cheap. Value for money means making the most of whatever budget is available. A good example of this is Hayes Primary School in London, by Hayhurst and Co. Having to contend with a tightly controlled 3 million local authority budget, they worked with the existing structure of the primary school to give it a much needed update. A striking polished stainless steel brise-soleil facade installed at the school’s entrance, gives the school’s many different buildings a sense of identity, while new classrooms have been created in a range of shapes and sizes, and are often flooded with natural light