Ian Potter National Gallery, 2016, 1:200
This physical model was part of the winning entry for Chrofi’s proposal for the Ian Potter National Gallery design competition. Solid timber mahogany was used for the majority of the model to draw attention to the contrast of the natural topography and the massive cubic form that appears to hover overhead. Routed passages surrounded the frosted resin box to show the changing levels with which the design team responded to the brief. A forest of natural trees were peppered throughout to convey the botanical garden in which the simple beauty of the architects design could stand out.