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Anthony Gill Architects

Anthony Gill Architects won the Emerging Interior Design Practice Award at the 2012 Australian Interior Design Awards.

Design statement

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.

Jury comment

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.

Products and materials

Roofing
Pre-weathered zinc from Craftmetals.
External walls
Boral bricks, bagged and painted.
Internal walls
White set render, painted; Amercian oak panelling, clear finish.
Windows and Doors
Amercian oak window and door frames, finished with Sikkens Cetol HLS and Filter 7; Chant aged brass hardware.
Flooring
American oak tongue and groove flooring.
Lighting
David Weeks Studio hanging mobile; Erco internal and external lights; Louis Poulsen entry light.
Heating/cooling
Daikin ducted air conditioner.
Kitchen internal walls
White set render, painted Dulux Antique White USA.
Kitchen flooring
American oak floorboards, Synteko finish.
Kitchen joinery
Poliform joinery, gloss white with custom pulls; SS back bench and scullery; Calacatta Extra marble island benchtop and splashback; American oak quarter-cut veneer custom joinery.
Kitchen lighting
Agabekov strip ambient lighting; Erco task lighting.
Kitchen sinks & tapware
Vola tapware; Franke Kubus island sink and integrated sink in scullery; Zip HydroTap in scullery.
Kitchen appliances
Gaggenau oven and cooktop; Liebherr refrigerator; Miele dishwasher; Qasair exhaust fan.
Kitchen doors & windows
American oak timber external sliding window with Chant aged brass hardware.
Kitchen furniture
Artek K65 high chair.
Bathroom internal walls
Vixel tiles.
Bathroom flooring
Vixel tiles on concrete slab with screed.
Bathroom joinery
American oak vanity and cabinetry, custom-aged brass hardware; mirror splashbacks and medicine cabinets.
Bathroom lighting
Agabekov strip ambient lighting; Erco task lighting.
Bathroom tapware & fittings
Vola tapware.
Bathroom sanitaryware
Agape Flat 80 and Spoon basins; Agape Spoon bath; Kaldewei Centro Duo bath; Duravit Happy D toilet.
Bathroom doors & windows
Natural anodized aluminium external sliders.

Credits

Architect
Anthony Gill Architects
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Project Team
Anthony Gill, Sarah Mcspadden
Consultants
Builder Tony O’Beid
Engineer MYD Consulting
Interiors and lighting Anthony Gill Architects
Joinery Stylewood, Anthony Gill Architects, Poliform
Site details
Location Paddington,  Sydney,  NSW,  Australia
Site type Suburban
Site area 360 m2
Building area 452 m2
Category Residential buildings
Type Houses, Residential
Project Details
Status Built
Design, documentation 12 months
Construction 20 months

Credits

Architect
Anthony Gill Architects
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Project Team
Anthony Gill, Sarah McSpadden
Consultants
Builder Anthony Gill Architects
Site details
Location Potts Point,  Sydney,  NSW,  Australia
Site type Suburban
Category Residential buildings
Type Apartments, Residential
Project Details
Status Built

Credits

Design practice
Anthony Gill Architects
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Project Team
Anthony Gill, Adam Williams
Site details
Location Sydney,  NSW,  Australia
Category Interiors
Type Hospitality
Project Details
Status Built

Source

Awarded Project

Published online: 28 Apr 2012
Words: 2012 AIDA Awards Jury
Images: Peter Bennetts

Issue

Artichoke, April 2012

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