Anthony Gill Architects won the Emerging Interior Design Practice Award at the 2012 Australian Interior Design Awards.
Anthony Gill Architects was established in 2007 and has since completed a number of residential and hospitality projects – most of them small and on a limited budget. The practice’s focus is on creating spaces that welcome inhabitation. While residential projects can range in size, the practice’s aim for each project is identical: to create a backdrop for living and set up a framework that a client can comfortably make their own. The approach to hospitality projects is the same: the practice aims to open up the inner workings of the restaurant to customers. The produce and the act of cooking are unashamedly revealed but never in a contrived way. The practice is interested in space and architecture but more importantly in living well, with a focus on providing a space for clients that will allow them to live the way they want to live. The practice works to realize the potential of a site to create projects that are modern but respectful, modest and timeless.
Anthony Gill and Associates demonstrates in its folio of works a dedication to creating spaces that become a backdrop to life and allow the client’s personality to be expressed. Projects to date, delivered on modest budgets, have demonstrated the value of good design. Functional requirements are diligently studied, edited, reviewed and translated into three-dimensional spaces, and joinery elements are handled with great consideration, artistic skill and care. There is a clear understanding of craftsmanship and the actual build process in the studio’s work. The most humble of elements – such as storage, cooking spaces and sleeping areas – are transformed into elements that contribute to multiple outcomes for the interior, providing function, colour, texture, warmth and most importantly a framework that allows clients to comfortably make the spaces their own.