Wednesday 10 July 2019
6.00 pm – 8.00 pm ()
Brickworks Design Studio
Shop T1, 367 Collins Street
Melbourne Vic 3000
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Daylesford Longhouse by Partners Hill. Photography by Rory Gardiner.
Timothy Hill, founder of Hobart and Brisbane-based Partners Hill, will share the fascinating story of Daylesford Longhouse, joined by client Ronnen Goren of Studio Ongarato. The project reconciles the desire of its owners to establish a working farm, cooking school, reception venue and home on a sheep grazed property near Daylesford, Victoria.
Initial site investigations revealed a local population of grazing fauna, hostile weather conditions, sporadic rainfall and shallow planting depths. The farm’s various agricultural and hospitality activities have been consolidated in a single 110-metre-long shed. Prosaic building materials and local construction practices were exploited to provide a maximum possible interior volume and roof area. The internalized productive landscape is afforded protection from environmental conditions, and rainfall is harvested and stored to ensure a regular supply to the new microclimate.
Over the past decade, Ronnen Goren and his partner Trace have worked closely with architect Timothy Hill to realize a scheme that embodies their passion for hospitality, food and farming, and traditions reinvented – resulting in the Daylesford Longhouse – "a tree change project."
As a director and one of the founding partners of Studio Ongarato, Ronnen has realized an extensive career in design, collaborating with a broad range of clients across the architecture and design, hotels and hospitality, and retail sectors. Ronnen takes a collaborative approach to projects, which has resulted in some of the most iconic and culturally influential businesses and brands, including Jackalope, QT Hotels and Resorts, Kisume, Mecca, RMIT Design Hub, Art Gallery South Australia and M Pavilion.