Concrete-like surfaces assist Australian design studio Killing Matt Woods foster a darkish and brooding ambiance inside this Sydney condo.
The Excellent Storm condo, named in reference to its bunker-like look, is designed by native studio Killing Matt Woods to be an “intimate but utilitarian setting”.
Situated within the suburb of Camperdown, the 73 square-metre condo is shared by a younger couple who needed their dwelling quarters to boast a extra minimal aesthetic.
“The purchasers work in design-related disciplines and sought to shed their residence of unimportant accumulation, creating an area freed from litter and visible air pollution,” defined the studio.
With this in thoughts, the studio seemed to brutalist structure and native industrial warehouses to see how they might obtain a pared-back and brooding look throughout the residence.
This muted color and materials scheme additionally comes as a part of Woods’ want to keep away from the “ubiquitous Sydney design method”, which he thinks sometimes lends itself to vibrant, seaside-style interiors.
Nearly each floor within the condo – which contains only one open-plan room – has been hand-rendered in darkish gray paint to go away a mottled end akin to that of concrete.
The paint covers the peripheral partitions, sloping ceiling, staircase balustrade, and balcony of the mezzanine degree which accommodates the bed room.
Within the kitchen under, equally grey-toned marble varieties a splashback and scallop-edged breakfast island, whereas storage cabinets have been accomplished in black.
Sheer, slate-coloured curtains have additionally been used to diffuse pure gentle seeping in from the full-height glazed wall that fronts the dwelling space.
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Touches of heat are offered by the condo’s plywood stairs and grooved American oakwood cabinetry that has been put in within the higher half of the kitchen and on the rear of the bed room.
Fixtures like faucets, wall sconces, and door handles have been crafted from gold-hued brass. A press release gentle comprised of two concentric glowing circles has additionally been put in on the ceiling.
The one house within the residence the place concrete has truly been utilized is the toilet, which has been completed with a graphic black-framed bathe cubicle.
Killing Matt Woods joins a number of different studios which have opted to create restrained residential interiors.
MWAI utilized gray tones to an condo in London’s Little Venice neighbourhood, whereas Wei Yi Worldwide Design Associates decked out a Taipei flat with cement surfaces.
Pictures is by Katherine Lu.
Design: Killing Matt Woods
Builder: Inexperienced Anvil Co
Styling: Madeline Mcfarlane