Team

Team
An award-winning team, collaborating to achieve the best results.

We strongly believe in getting the fundamentals right. Space, orientation and ventilation are of primary concern. These prized qualities intrinsically woven through the design, will allow each resident a closer connection to natural amenities and experience a ‘living residence’. It is these qualities that will make this development synonymous with Kingston and set a new level for apartment and terrace living for Canberra. There is no precedent for this architecture in the region, it simply does not exist. — The Kingsborough precinct has set a benchmark for residential living and in close collaboration with building experts results in a detailed outcome executed to the highest level. The creation through a robust sense of materiality that takes into account issues of longevity and texture is also crucial, as it contributes an architecture that, ultimately, becomes part of a larger public realm. These intrinsic and elemental design strategies will result in a form befitting a central city precinct providing a clear identity and a design approach that not only responds to current but future living needs. — Throughout the Kingsborough precinct we have strived to create a medium density project that provides quality and uninterrupted amenity for every resident, an outcome typically associated with single dwellings. Overall, through rigorous collaboration, our aim is to create architecture, not just for today, but critically, for tomorrow.

COX Architecture studio:
Chris Millman

 

 

 

Nathan Gibson Judd Architect is a boutique inner city Canberra Architecture practice located in Lonsdale St, Braddon. The practice is regularly featured in national design magazines, newspapers and in print publication The practice is the recipient of several design awards, including the prestigious Malcolm Moir and Heather Sutherland award, Residential Architecture – Houses. Current projects include, Master Planning, Mixed Use/Multi Residential, New House, here in Canberra and New South Wales.

“Architecture is my unrelenting passion! The Architecture we develop demonstrates a lived vitality that celebrates the individual and the environment. Our concept of material, colour, planning, form, volume and light create delight for those that inhabit our creations. It is always the pursuit of the best solution that is of interest. The challenges of the constrained site, the limited budget, the complex program always render a richness to our projects”

Nathan G Judd

SHOPHOUSE

Shophouse is part Haussmann apartment building, part Singapore shophouse. — The first two floors are shop house apartments with ground level home offices fronting onto a landscaped urban piazza ( Central) . Live and work in the same space. The building is wrapped in a glamorous gold anodised metal with a deconstructed bubble moment related to the piazza to create over scale balconies for the mid level apartments. This elegant building is topped with two storey mansard apartments tucked into the sloping roof to give that great feeling of knowing that you are in the top of a building looking out at the beautiful world.

WAREHOUSE

The Warehouse is part one part ‘cold shell’ apartment building , two parts New York Soho loft. — Warehouse’ is a building inspired by the raw industrial spaces that artists and the bohemian set have long ago converted to housing in the ex industrial areas of our major cities. We have created spaces ripe for creation, with large factory windows, high ceilings and plumbing and service points at the ready. Buy one module or two, one stacked above another and then create your dream apartment to your design or ours.


Kasparek Architects
Our design philosophy is to provide living environments that people enjoy inhabiting and sharing with others. We achieve this by considering environmental factors such as solar access, privacy, and the scale of spaces. We like to create floor plans and spatial layouts that are simple, with no awkward spaces or long corridors. Buildings and spaces need the right proportions for them to be enjoyed physically and visually. Only then we add texture to the built environments with the judicious use of interesting materials.

Kasparek Architects is passionate about achieving this blend. We believe that we have achieved this in the latest stage of Kingsborough. Future proofing and adaptability is a unique feature of the Kingsborough project. By using a clever flooring and service design, The Powerhouse owners can tailor apartments to meet their changing needs over the years.

Kasparek Architects was established in 1988 to provide architectural services in the residential and commercial markets. Our charter is to provide the highest standard of design and a personal and professional service. We have successfully delivered thousands of units and terraces in Canberra over the years. Our philosophy has been rewarded with a steady flow of work with many of our projects receiving major awards from the HIA and MBA.

The Daweston

The interior aesthetic for the Daweston is classic elegance with a contemporary edge. All apartments are north facing providing a saturation of natural light. Two interior options of neutral tones and textural palettes create a canvas for any variety of personalities to overlay their own individual style. At the heart of each apartment is a communal cook’s kitchen. The kitchen spaces connect the living environments for relaxing and dining.

Terrace Houses

The interior aesthetic of these modern Terrace Houses is contemporary yet respectfully classic. Two interior options of neutral tones and textural palettes, create a beautiful offer for you to overlay your own individual style.  An open stair within each Terrace contacting the living and bedroom spaces contributes to the open feel of the space. A communal cooks kitchens connects the living environments for relaxing and dining. Natural light is invited deep into the interior spaces connecting the courtyard and the balconies with the interior

 

 

 

This is on our vision for the project:

Three distinct flavours with Block C – like a trio ice cream cone – all good! The Architecture by Cox provided a well articulated platform to springboard the interiors from:

Crown

A grand structure with the brass mesh enveloping the building reminded me of NY – sophisticated, timeless, and bold. The interiors speak the same with rich tones and textures – warm floors, walnut toned joinery with brass handles and the notorious NY marble to give it the polish.  Bathrooms have a striking black tiled feature wall with brass tapware that emanates the sophistication you would expect from a New York inspired apartment.

Trackside

Trackside is as it sounds – edgy and cool.
The place you want to invite friends over to hang out…A casual and fresh approach to the interiors – light neutral floors with pops of black in the kitchen, bathrooms and bedroom to give it some rock n roll – Black mesh overheads and concrete benchtops to the kitchen.  The Bathrooms pop with a pastel blue colour blocked tiled shower with fresh white tiles on the walls, black tapware and a black framed mirror to tie it all in.  Textured charcoal wool carpets to the bedrooms that gives a contemporary space the warm welcome home feeling

Terraces

Bringing the outside in – nature has inspired the neutral palette of the townhouses – soft muted green joinery combined with a marble reconstituted stone to the kitchens, warm grey tones with a natural timber vanity for the bathrooms and raw silk coloured carpets to the bedrooms has you feeling a sense of calm both outside and inside the townhouses.  Smoked glass pendant lights in the kitchen and bedroom adds the touch of luxury you will naturally feel in this timeless classic space.

SPACELAB was engaged to masterplan this site of approximately 1.3 hectares, located in the Kingston Foreshore, Canberra, adjacent the Canberra Railway Station. The masterplan creates urban laneways and landscape design works with the constraint of previous industrial usages and knits together a complex set of desired outcomes within a village-like atmosphere comprising commercial and residential users.

Drawing inspiration from historic industrial and rail uses of the site, the proposed landscape creates a series of connecting platforms and laneways spilling into a sunken pedestrian square.  Industrial elements, recycled railway items such as tracks and timber sleepers are used alongside industrial materials of concrete, steel and brick to shape the spaces and provide an established urban character.

The Kingsborough Master Plan and Landscape Master Plan draws together various architectural languages within an eclectic urban fabric. Visual corridors connect the internal space with key landmarks of Mt Ainslie, Black Mountain and Parliament House flag pole, creating a sense of place and siting the precinct in the wider urban context. Crucial to the successful design of the spaces was an intimate understanding of pedestrian and vehicle movements, with particular care provided to wayfinding and accessible paths of travel. In summary, SPACELAB’s master plan successfully uses natural site assets including grade changes to unify various architectural buildings and provide memorable industrial style spaces.

Project and Construction Manager. Award winning excellence.

The local team headed by John Gasson and his team at Construction Control has delivered some of Canberra’s most impressive and iconic buildings. John and Construction Control bring to Kingsborough a quality of construction rarely seen in residential projects. With a commitment to long term quality outcomes and to sustainable living an investment in Kingsborough is solid.

Established in Canberra in 1988 Construction Control has delivered many of Canberra’s recent most iconic buildings. Construction Control has unrivalled experience in delivering high-grade projects in the nation’s capital. Most notably, Construction Control has been responsible for the construction of all major aspects of the Canberra International Airport precinct since 1998, a precinct with undoubtably the highest standard of design and construction in the region.

Construction Control has also delivered hundreds of residences, commercial and government buildings over the past 30 years. As a construction firm, Construction Control is a local and national leader in its field and the best organisation to successfully deliver Kingsborough. Its solid reputation is clearly demonstrated with the many awards achieved in recent years including:

  • Master Builders Australia – 2016 Winners
    Category: Project of the Year
    Winner: Vibe Hotel, Canberra International Airport
  • Master Builders Australia – 2015 Winners
    Category: Project of the Year
    Winner: The Snow Centre – Canberra Grammar School
  • Master Builders Australia – 2013 Winners
    Category: National Commercial Master Builder of the Year
    Winner: Canberra International Airport Multi User Redevelopment.
  • Master Builders Australia – 2013 Winners
    Category: National Commercial/Industrial Construction Award
    Over $100 Million
    Winner: Canberra International Airport Multi User Redevelopment.
  • Master Builders Association of the ACT – 2013 Winners
    Category: Commercial Project Over $80M.
    Winner: Canberra International Airport Multi User Redevelopment.
  • Master Builders Association of the ACT – 2013 Winners
    Category: Project of the Year.
    Winner: Canberra International Airport Multi User Redevelopment.
  • Master Builders Association of the ACT – 2013 Winners
    Category: Commercial – Work Health Safety.
    Winner: Canberra International Airport Multi User Redevelopment.
  • Master Builders Association – 2012 Winners
    Category: National Public Building Construction Excellence
    $5M – $10M.
    Winner: ANU Research School of Earth Science Building at Jaeger 8.
  • Australian Property Institute 2012 Awards
    Category: Meyer Vanderberg Lawyers Property Development Award.
    Winner: Mode3 Mixed Use Development in Braddon, ACT.
  • Master Builders & Boral Awards – 2012 Winners
    Category: Commercial Building $10M – $20M.
    Winner: Canberra Girls Grammar School Science Block.
  • Master Builders & Boral Awards – 2012 Winners
    Category: Commercial Building $5M – $10M.
    Winner: ANU Research School of Earth Science Building at Jaeger 8.
  • WorkSafe ACT OHS Awards – 2011 Winners
    Category: Best Workplace Health and Wellbeing Program.