Kirribilli Apartment

Client Private
Year 2020
Scope Concept, Design, Documentation
Team Wes Grunsell, Damien Madell, Jonathon Hoare, Peter McGregor
Photography Tom Ferguson, Brett Boardman

This project is about views and rooms. Views to Sydney Icons, views to iconic paintings and rooms from which these icons might be viewed.

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.

Opening up to views of Circular Quay, the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour, the apartment and its views are a reminder of place, with this same matched spirit brought inward connecting to context. – The Local Project


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