For homeowners who take great interest in contemporary residential structures, the stunning Gallery House designed by Reza Aliabadi is unquestionably a house to get home design inspirations from.
The house adapts a commercial typology in which every space is arranged and aligned along a galleria, thus, making it look considerably stunning. The house itself is located in Old Thornhill, which constitutes a neighborhood in the town of Markham, ON, Canada.
During the construction, the clients desired to integrate virtually every main functional space of the house on the houseÃ¯Â¿Â½s main level. As a result, the final design of the house was of a 60-foot wide steel and wood structure which accentuates an east-west type of horizontal figure.
However, because of the steep slope of the residential property, a half of its basement has to be sunken whereas another half can enjoy the view of the houseÃ¯Â¿Â½s backyard and get as much as natural light it may need.
In fact, natural light can enter through the houseÃ¯Â¿Â½s ceiling to the houseÃ¯Â¿Â½s ceiling openings from the houseÃ¯Â¿Â½s south side.
As for on the north side of the house, the lay of the land can offer an opportunity for residents to divide car and pedestrian accesses into two elevations and if you take interest in the house, the followings are what the house can offer to both the owner of the house and any other homeowners.
Constituting a house which adopts a galleria theme, it does have a galleria in it and the moment one goes inside the house, the viewer will instantly find him or herself in the galleria.
Aside from the galleria, a painting studio, as well as some bedrooms is also amongst the various parts of the Gallery House. On the west, the house also has a semi connected dining-living room.
Also amongst the varied parts of the house is a kitchen, a home office, as well as a family room and in addition, the house also has a number of recreational areas which are accommodated in the houseÃ¯Â¿Â½s basement.
As for the exterior facade of the house, some volumes decorate the houseÃ¯Â¿Â½s exterior facade in which each box is representing one of the houseÃ¯Â¿Â½s interior spaces which means that they differ in length and width.
Aside from offering the unique exterior facade, the house also has an inverted pitched roof to offer to both residents and guests. In addition, the house also has a spatial network and thanks to which one would not need to invade a certain other area of the house to effectively navigate between the houseÃ¯Â¿Â½s quarters.