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Ahead of the curve: Kennedy Nolan’s blueprint for new-age kitchen design
Defined by its colossal curves, scalloped detailing and coved rear benchtop, the Expansive Kitchen boasts all the hallmarks of Melbourne architecture outfit Kennedy Nolan. But this certainly isn’t a cookie-cutter response to the client's brief, explains practice principal Rachel Nolan. “Every approach we take for kitchens is always new,” she says. “We try not to ever roll out just what we’ve done before.” The client in this instance was Australian company Laminex and the challenging brief called for the brand’s range of laminates to be put to the test in innovative and exciting ways by Rachel and practice co-principal Patrick Kennedy.
News
August 13, 2020
Canvas House: co-living quarters for expats by Ministry of Design
The colonial shophouse buildings of Singapore, so-named due to the shared retail and residential functions, evolved from the early 19th century. With a restricted budget and only four months to complete the project, MOD opted to blanket Canvas House with an all-white veil, a brave move that Colin says, “blurs the distinction between new and […]
Interior Design
August 7, 2020
Home tour: A contemporary house in Subiaco with quaint cottage appeal
Subiaco House, however, is far from cliché. Designed and coordinated from nearly 4500 kilometres away by Brisbane-based architecture practice Vokes and Peters, the two-storey family abode is located on a prominent corner block and wears a distinctive bell-shaped ‘top hat’ clad in petite terracotta shingles. At ground level, the suburban home engages politely with the […]
Architecture
August 6, 2020
Home tour: A concrete house in Singapore with lush tropical gardens
Appearing like a mirage in the metropolis, the concrete house is situated in a Singaporean landed housing estate that hails from the 1980s. Zoom out and within a 1.5-kilometre radius the new dwelling is surrounded by typical low- and high-rise housing estates. Within the same radius, Stark House also rubs shoulders with Changi Prison, Changi […]
Architecture
August 3, 2020
Public voting for New York’s prestigious Architizer A+Awards is now open
Since early January when the awards program opened to submissions, many, if not most, aspects of daily goings-on around the globe are markedly different from those that surrounded last year’s announcement. But one key message remains the same: Architizer’s commitment to highlighting the most pressing issues facing architecture and design today. News highlights The Architizer […]
Architecture
July 28, 2020
Home tour: WOWOWA’s castle by the creek
When Monique and Scott Woodward of WOWOWA Architecture first imagined Merri Creek House, their overriding design ambition was to make “the familiar strange and the strange familiar”, a fitting concept for this out-of-the-ordinary home where modern and gothic influences intersect in the most wondrous and playful way. Built by Atma Builders, Merri Creek House is […]
Architecture
July 21, 2020
Vokes and Peters wins The Robin Dods Award at the Queensland Architecture Awards
Comprising renowned architects and academics from across the Sunshine State, the jury for this year’s program presented the awards to more than 20 projects across 14 categories including residential, commercial, sustainable architecture and urban design. “Each of the awarded projects reflects a response to the environment in their own way,” says jury chair and director […]
Architecture
July 21, 2020
Home tour: The tiny house in Singapore for a Lego-loving bachelor
One essential request from homeowner Alex – also the name of the finished project – was for designated spaces to build and display his Lego Architecture Series models. It seems appropriate, then, that the approach William adopted for the realisation of this tiny house can be read as a simple arrangement of connected block components. “I […]
Interior Design
July 10, 2020