Cooroy Studio was designed for artists in residence, as well as providing gallery space for exhibitions, arts conferences and commercial standard catering.
Its functions are separated into two contrasting pavilions:
The first “service pavilion” is sunk into a hilltop crater like an anchor and sheathed in steel profile sheeting. It contains the toilets, bathrooms and commercial kitchen.
The second “studio pavilion” is thus liberated to seemingly float on the side of the hilltop, contrasting the “service pavilion” with translucent foils and retractable bifold e-glass on all sides. Some doors have sashless double-hung fenestration to ensure cross-ventilation during extreme conditions.
The large deck area surrounds the studio to allow indoor/outdoor connectivity depending on wind and sun direction.
Below the main studio is the sleeping, storage and service space.
There are also photovoltaics, solar hot water, water harvesting storage and autonomous treatment of sewage and sewerage.
This project gives a different perspective on the visual impact of the installation from neighboring vantage points.