Portfolio of Cherry Gorman

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cherrygorman the graduate portfolio of

a first edition collection of interior architecture works, conceptualised and curated over the course of her design studies


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cherry gorman melbourne based interior architect

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yield, brunswick

a productive urban food system located in brunswick to provide equitable access to fresh produce, foster community engagement and support ongoing education and knowledge sharing about food, nutrients and health


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berlin 111 1 1:1 internship visual essay of work experience undertaken with site specific ideas and projekthaus

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saccharine a new perspective exploration and mark making of a mandarin

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warmsley place a childcare centre within an aged care facility - creating meaningful connections between children and residents through design that responding to dementia enabling principles

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way station a stopping point on a journey at an off grid cafe located on the glenferrie station platform.

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city 1:1 a laneway installation of compacted waste and an illusion of nature and open space.

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goonengerry a farmhouse extension in the hills of the northern rivers

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cherry gorman interior architect

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Bachelor of Design (Interior Architecture)(Honours) Swinburne University Graduating 2021

cherrygorman1@gmail.com 0438 955 344

about I’m a recent graduate of Interior Architecture. During my time as a student at Swinburne, I have been able to explore and develop my design style and discovered a strong interest in biophilia, sustainability, rich materiality and community driven design. These topics have informed my research and capstone projects for 2021, exploring how productive urban food systems can provide equitable access to fresh produce, foster community engagement and support ongoing education and knowledge sharing about food, nutrients and health in both community and residential settings. Like many designers, my work is also influenced by my personal love of nature, art, food and travel. After an unexpected couple of years, I look forward to growing, experiencing and exploring new design possibilities both out in the world and in industry.

Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration Swinburne University Graduated 2016

internship Site Specific Ideas/Projekthaus Potsdam - Exploring alternative housing models - Connecting with artists in project spaces throughout Berlin and Potsdam - Design development for a tiny house for an artist residency

personal projects Manica Street Kitchen Renovation Brunswick West, Victoria FFE Selection Farm Cottage Extension Goonengery, NSW Preliminary design phase and conceptual development


work experience

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CDK Stone Stone Sales Consultant February 2018 - August 2019

Kathleen Estoesta Course Coordinator Swinburne University 0411 815 794

Swinburne University Sessional Teacher Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration February 2017 - November 2017

proficiencies Hard Skills Revit AutoCAD Adobe Creative Cloud (Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) Microsoft Office Suite Hand drawing Soft Skills Collaboration Communication Critical Analysis Design Commentary Design Research Flexibile Adaptable Setting and working towards goals Working well under pressure

Joel Oswin State Stone Manager CDK Stone 0405 718 759



yield A productive urban food system in the heart of Brunswick with a focus on food equity and fostering community engagement Yield is a design considered productive urban food system proposal for Brunswick in Melbourne’s North to provide equitable access to fresh produce, foster community engagement and support ongoing education and knowledge sharing about food, nutrients and health. The project will focus on a productive, multi-use community driven development to emphasize the opportunity for well designed affordable housing, urban food production infrastructure and community retail and market spaces can support sustainable, local food systems.


Urban design and food production strategies that appeal to a wider audience, fosters public involvement and approval

A broad term, productive urban food systems can refer to any small, medium or large food project that operates within urban boundaries. It can be community or commercially driven, or somewhere in between manifesting as community gardens, farmers markets, urban agriculture, educational programs, cooperatives, buyers groups and food network organisations. They can pop up in private gardens, community blocks, greenhouses, rooftop gardens, productive facades, old car parks, warehouses, vacant lots, unused soil patches and even retail settings. Furthermore the term covers the many sectors that fall between production and consumption – production methods, processing, transportation and distribution, markets and food outlets.

Yield covers many of these sectors, hyper-localising growing and empowering communities to come together to participate in their own food system by growing and sharing their own food.

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Community market and events Storage and back of house Restaurant and community cooking Hydroponics Receiving, processing distribution Workshops and education Urban farmhouse Offices Green houses Outdoor growing


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Community Market and Events Storage and Back of House Restaurant and Community Cooking Hydroponics Receiving, Processing Distribution Workshops and Education Urban Farmhouse Offices Green Houses Outdoor Growing


Each space sits independently while simultaneously connecting visually, physically, functionally and through the production of food.

This invites the community to take part in their own food system by means of growing, harvesting, processing, cooking, preserving, selling, buying, learning and sharing. The spaces are zoned to foster connections, facilitate learning and support community events. The spaces also connect through passive design elements, adapting to different seasons. The floor plans went through several iterations, particularly exploring how the existing structure could be used and how the ground and first floors could connect. The dwellings and greenhouse additions and subtractions were altered to fit like a puzzle into the existing building.



A The community market and events hall - a flexible and modular space that changes through the seasons The community market and events space was designed with flexibility in mind. The room can be adapted for different markets such as seasonal farmers markets, flea markets, makers markets, for small local business, and urban gardening supplies and products as well as community meetings and catered functions. To support this variety of events, markets and gatherings that are to be hosted within the hall, modular furniture has been customed designed to fit the needs of each individual events. These include tables with pieces that slot in together and can be packed down into 4 pieces, a modular shelving unit that can stand on it’s own but also slot into holes in the concrete forms that line the center and perimeter of the space and pendants that can be moved to suit the configuration of the space.

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Produce tubs Tables and shelves for display Flexible table configurations Open space Dining set up Flexible market day set up Flexible shelving units

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The community market and events hall is at the heart of the project, offering a place for people to gather, shop and connect over food.

As a project designed for the community, the community hall is naturally at the heart of the building. It will act as the anchor for the rest of the spaces and connect to each of the other spaces through light wells, vents, open walkways and operable glazing that allow people in other areas to connect both physically and visually to the market from the

restaurant, greenhouses, outdoor growing spaces and workshops. The space will be a host to a variety of markets, events, community drives and catered dining experiences.


The materials selection is to hero the existing building and pay homage to the it’s industrial past. This will be done by retaining existing brick walls where possible, reusing bricks where necessary and displaying original factory framing where possible. Furniture will be made from recycled timbers and finished with rounded edges to wear in, not wear out over time.



The restaurant and community kitchen is designed to build community engangement through food and co-creating The kitchen is open to a variety of functions and activities for people to connect and eat the food grown on the farm or supplied from other urban farms. It features outdoor seating and bar seating for dining. There is a commercial kitchen in the back with direct access to a narrow greenhouse that provides leafy greens and vine vegetables. The restaurant and community cooking school is accessible from the market hall and the directly from the facade. There are two main serving counters - one inside and one out. In the case of a pandemic, the exterior window can remain open to customers, providing take away meals, food, coffee and fruit and vege boxes from the farm. During regular trading, this area can be used for outdoor dining. A B C D E F G

Outdoor dining and growing Outdoor service counter and seating Indoor service counter Learning kitchen Indoor dining Kitchen with access to green house Back of house and storage

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The Farmhouse is a cohousing dwelling within the project focused on large group stays interested in urban farming and learning about closed loop food systems. Nestled in between two dedicated greenhouses, the farmhouse sits in the same micro-climate, allowing food to grow and thrive within the building. Level 1 is dedicated to shared spaces - kitchen, dining and living. These are designed to encourage connection and sharing food and experience. The large open kitchen has access to the interior and exterior gardens for people to pick, prepare and share together. The living area features a sunken lounge to gather after a long day on the farm.

Levels 2 and 3 are sleeping quarters. All the sleeping areas are located within the greenhouse, allowing the rooms to be open to their own gardens, without being open to the elements. All of the rooms, including 5 double rooms and 2 bunk bed rooms, feature garden beds in some capacity, adding to the experience of living and working in an urban farm. The second level has sleeping areas as well as direct access to the outdoor gardens. All rooms feature garden beds in some capacity,


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warmsley place A childcare centre within an aged care facility with design development guided by the dementia enabling principles. Warmsley Place is an aged care facility in Kilsyth, Victoria. This project was working with the proposed plans to introduce a childcare centre within the facility, informed and guided by dementia enabling principles. A group project, the overall site was designed as a team, with each member then going on to design and individual area. Collaborating with peers, thought challenging, I believe heightened the overall outcome of the project and I enjoyed taking leadership, setting goals and expectations for our group. The space I worked on was the shared activity space which is a common area at the heart of the project, a children’s realm and, a somewhat outdoor room.


the shared activity space and circulation - a common area at the heart of the project, a children’s realm and an outdoor room.

The main circulation path surrounds the shared activity space and links all of the areas together with access to both of the classrooms, bathrooms, reception, offices, staff facilities, storage space, the playground and the aged care facility through a radial organization and curvier linear adjacencies. The activity space itself is divided into three spaces and connected through a series of ramps and stairs. Each of the levels have a different function - art and crafts; reading and puzzles and; the meeting place at the center. The space radiates around a gumtree that is native to the area and is the focal point from every view of the facility.


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arts and crafts this space features areas for tactile exploration and creativity. Custom joinery is used for work benches for tabletop painting, drawing and creating as well as planter boxes, art material storage, wash-up areas and drying racks. There is also flexible open space for easels and paint tables.

the meeting place a space to meet at the center of the activity space, designed to connect with people and nature through natural materials and biophilic design.

reading and puzzles a space for quiet activities and tabletop games. There are tables, chairs and bench seating to sit and read books, explore sensory activities and build. Custom joinery has been designed for storage.




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stopover A sustainable cafe on the Glennferrie station platform. This project was a short introductory project for studio 4, touching on the basic principles of sustainable design. I really enjoyed working to the constraints of the site, and found the premise of a platform cafe an interesting programme to consider as a meeting place, a shelter, somewhere to provide security, a place for respite or just a coffee.


stopover is used for a meeting place, for shelter waiting for the train, for security when the station is empty, for respite between meetings, or just a coffee.

The cafe spans the western end of busy platform 1. It features many places to sit, eat, connect all while watching for the train. The design features passive heating and cooling, custom joinery and furniture, heavy glazing and a small on site greenhouse. Toilets are located in an existing building on the platform.


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Passive design allows for flexibility and adaptability throughout the seasons

Shown in section a, passive design is used by way of concrete flooring and other stone specifications to use thermal massing, extensive operable glazing on the Northern elevation and high windows on the south to promote cross-ventilation, natural light and solar heating and cooling. This is supported by pergola shutters on the northern roof, blocking the sun in Summer and allowing it in throughout the cooler months Section b highlights the use of thermal massing and a windcatcher in the kitchen and cafe counter for natural ventilation and passive heating and cooling throughout the year. Section c shows the small, on site greenhouse, used for - growing a small amount of food on site such as herbs, small fruits and vine vegetables; improving air quality throughout the entire interior and; controlling thermal quality by capturing heat to disperse throughout the space in the cooler months and opening the space for ventilation in the warmer months.




Form and materiality

The building is shaped almost as a square prism, with a narrow floorplan and high ceilings. The striking use of red pigmented concrete for both exterior and interior walls, ceilings, and bench seating is stained with iron oxide to reference to the existing heritage buildings of the station while the flooring is the existing platform honed back. Cream concrete bricks were used for kitchen and counter while a platform of crazy pave bluestone juxtaposes the warm reds. To soften the interior, the use of warm leather booth seats and custom timber joinery were used. A playful selection of bright 2pac paints on window frames, custom booth tables, a custom station clock and movable stone bench tables give the space whimsical tones and





berlin internship A photographic essay on a 6 week internship in Berlin with Site Specific Ideas and Projekthaus, Potsdam. In January 2019 I completed an internship in Berlin at Site Specific Ideas an artist in collaboration with Projekthaus, a cohousing project in Potsdam. This internship and time spent in Berlin was focused on 4 main areas 1. Exploring the history, architecture and milieu of the city. 2. Visiting galleries, project spaces and connecting with artists and researchers with and on behalf of my mentor. We also spent a lot of time visting and exploring railway sites for my mentors ongoing work activating spaces “along the lines” 3. Understanding the concept of the Projekthaus and alternative living models by ways of cohousing, the housing project cooperatives. 4. Assisting on design work for a tiny house on the site of the projekthaus













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saccharine Looking at mandarins from a new perspective through a series of mark making and colour exploration

Having grown up on a citrus farm in central queensland and having a bout of home sickness, this communications studio gave the perfect opportunity to explore some sickly sweet nostalgia. The brief was to take an object and rework it from a new perspective. One particular memory came to mind for me - the thick and sickly scent of mandarin on a hot, humid day. Visuallising this phenomonon, bright, candy, kitch colours were used and organic swirls and curves to create this playful pattern with water colours and soft pastels.

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city fields An exhibition space exploring human impact and the built environment and exploring how people can recognise this and reconnect with nature

City Fields aims to remove urban dwellers and worker bees from their daily lives in the city and take a few moments of reflection, retreat and self-awareness. This is done through a series of three conceptual environments – a dense urban environment, a space of built elements breaking down into nature, and an open green area, each of which playing on the emotions of leaving the built up world we live in. With the city becoming more and more detached from rural and sparse natural world, viewers of the space will hopefully come to the end of the space pondering their own part in making up the city and their personal impact on and relationship with the natural world.



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Wanting to retain the existing building with minimal intervention, the extension will be built on three elevations, North, South and West, with the latter taking advantage of the sweeping views of the paddock and farm below from a large living area.

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This project is in it’s early development and exploration through 3D concepts. Needing to accommodate 3 families with different needs and various occupation in the residence (one permanent, one for seasonal farm work and one on a recreational capacity), the existing 2 bedroom converted garage requires more space, storage and facilities to fit everyone in.

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A farmhouse addition to a converted garage on the hills of the northern rivers

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thank you! Cherry Gorman - 0438 955 344




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