Architect Max Ball and his partner artist Penny Hudson have combined their skills to open a contemporary gallery in the Margaret River wine region of Western Australia.

The home/gallery, which is set on a three acre block, features walling and roof cladding made from Colorbond steel. BHP Steel recently expanded the Colorbond offering with the launch of six new colours - meaning the range now comes in a palette of 20 colours with each colour name trademarked - a guarantee customers are getting the genuine article.

Advances to the super polyester pre-painted coating technology have also been proven to keep Colorbond keeping steel looking newer for longer.

Ball designed the 36m long, 9m wide Purist Gallery ‘shed’ to provide a contemporary Australian design that was economically viable. Colorbond in Woodland Grey clads the roof of the building while Shale Grey was used on the walls and Headland was specified for the gallery entrance to distinguish it from other parts of the building.

The building is split into four nine metre by nine metre bays. A large portico entrance to the gallery extends from the building along with a carport and two shaded pergola areas.

“We were able to use the Colorbond steel colours as visual clues to achieve our design,” says Ball. “The many ways to use the colours really appealed to me.”

Source: Building Products News.