Luxurious Sydney Residence – An Interior Delight
Architect Andre Baroukh and interior designer Darren Genner of Minosa used numerous large panels of high-performance glass, off-form concrete, sandstone and Corian® Solid surfaces. As an integral part of any residential design, the kitchen needs to be welcoming and highly efficient — a place where the family can spend time together and enjoy being in the space. As the kitchen is the first thing to be seen after walking through the front door, it had to have a wow factor and using seamless Corian® surfaces for the benchtop and featured upstand achieved that outcome beautifully!
The timber veneer cupboards conceal two fridges, a dumbwaiter, an everyday home office and a secret glassware cabinet. Two pods either side of the oven house tea and coffee machines, kitchen paraphernalia, even a Corian® benchtop and its own internal drawers. These electronically controlled zones “with a touch of a button are completely concealed in the joinery adding a touch of James Bond-like class to this space,” says Darren.
As if it is a part of the building’s structure, the rock face offers an organic and rich aesthetic. “Bifold doors were designed to fold away so that during the warmer months, these doors could be open to create amazing cross-ventilation but to also connect with nature taking a cleansing shower (Corian® Shower walls and floor) — one’s own private wellness retreat,” says Darren.
“Each wall was clad in mirror to refract the view and the light. These two central walls define the bathing space from the sleeping and dressing areas without obstructing the flow or outlook,” says Darren.
Extra storage is included in the bed head, as well as in the side of the 1.2m-wide walls wrapped in a custom-made Corian® wash basin.
Cool in it’s sophistication and calm in its appeal Corian® shower walls and floors are warm and sensual to the touch and with no grout… it’s very easy to clean, making it perfect for this environment.
Corian® vanity bowl is integrated with timber to give the bathrooms a stylish finish.
Microsoft, North Sydney
Located within 1 Denison Street in North Sydney, the new Microsoft Australia Head Office breaks the mould of a traditional workplace and is a fully immersive experience. Thanks to the collective expertise of the GroupGSA team. Microsoft’s hybrid office experience features intelligent lighting, robotics and advanced workplace occupancy sensors linked to Microsoft platforms. The 10,000sqm […]
Corian® on show in Sydney’s luxurious Opera Residences
Positioned to enjoy the most iconic views of Sydney, the Opera Residences at Bennelong Point reflects design and style that is true to Sydney’s wealth of architectural talent. Designed by Tzannes Architects, in collaboration with Interior Designers, Make and Executive Architects Crone; style and elegance resonates throughout, and incorporates the creator’s passion for light, space […]
This island getaway renovation project blends practical high-end materials with sophisticated organic design techniques and the latest technologies to create an elegantly timeless and serene weekend escape for the client. The overall design brief for the project was to creatively transform the existing beach house into a very open and subdued glamorous island retreat that […]
The key to the success of this modern, minimalist kitchen was to split the kitchen island into two equal parts, to allow for good circulation and access. It also created a stunning design statement. The two feature Corian® islands in this kitchen are mirror images of each other. They have a waterfall at one end […]
Alicia Xiberras Interiors recently completed design works for the reception and change room facilities at Atmosphere Signature, Napean River. The health and fitness centre is designed to be unlike anything ever experienced before, with world-class facilities, technologies and innovations throughout the club. The use of Corian® for the gym reception counter, bathroom vanities and foyer bench […]
McDonald’s Sydney International Airport
Floating above the departing passengers, and announcing itself from afar, is a glowing yellow glass box; a new McDonald’s at Sydney Airport’s Terminal 1, designed by Landini Associates in collaboration with McDonald’s Australia. The brief for the restaurant was simple: create an iconic, memorable customer experience, like nothing seen before in restaurant design. For Landini, […]
Based in the Illawarra, Rachael Miklas Design and Detail is a trusted local interior design studio specialising in new construction and renovations in the local area. Rachael was entrusted with the design for Coledale, a new build right on the waterfront. The home lends itself to light and breezy atmosphere, where simplicity and cleverly thought […]
Anne Hindley and the team at Hindley & Co Architecture and Interiors used tone-on-tone colour and space layering to reinvigorate this grand double storey heritage house in Balwyn. Anne amplified the great features of the original house and got playful with referencing them in the contemporary rework. The existing arches of the library and the […]
New Zealand designer Annika Rowson has just unveiled this elegant beauty – a third kitchen in her Rowson Kitchens showroom. Having a showroom that changes every couple of years enables Annika not only to showcase leading edge materials, concepts and functional features in kitchen design, but also to personally challenge herself to apply materials in […]
Hotel Sofitel Brussels, Le Louise, Belgium
Monumental wall covering in translucent lacework of DuPont™ Corian® solid surface turns Brussels hotel into a place of pilgrimage for design lovers When Portuguese designer, architect, artist and top chef Antoine Pinto takes on a new project he gives it 200% of his creativity, as witnessed in the reopening of the Hotel Sofitel Brussels Le Louise, […]
St Vincents Private Hospital
Corian® was selected as the primary wall lining material for the refurbishment of Operating Rooms at St Vincents Private Hospital Sydney, following a collaborative prototyping process including rigorous bacterial, chemical, stain and impact resistance testing. Critically, the seamless joining capabilities of Corian® allowed the walls to be constructed without any visible conventional joints which are natural weak points […]