This was the complete interior refurbishment of an apartment with dress circle views of Circular Quay, The Bridge and the SOH. A concept diagram was based on a collection of paintings by Dorothy Napangardi, which were on a black ground. As a foil for this masterwork, A rich, warmish “Dark Core" was inserted within the centre of the plan. Everything outside of the core is a pale high key finish. This organises and abstracts all the services including the kitchen, bar, guest bathroom and secondary bedrooms. A direct lift entry called for a “foyer wall”, which introduces the “Core”, with a small homage to Utzon’s unbuilt SOH interiors.

Client Private
Year 2020
Scope Interior Design, DA, Documentation
Team Julia English Architects, Jonathon Hoare, Peter McGregor
Location Kirribilli, NSW