Kennedy Nolan

Kew House Interior

 

Kew House Interior

"Kennedy Nolan’s reworking of this previously renovated house (late Edwardian and then 80s) respects its site and context with an elegantly united architectural solution to the classic ‘alts ‘n’ adds’ challenge, embraces it through multi-level and multi-directional connection with the landscape, filters it through carefully placed screening elements and generates a singular architectural gesture out of a tripartite group of potentially unengaged elements...

...These architects have reduced the previous anomalies, and introduced strong guiding principles for the building that are robust enough to ensure that the line between new and old is difficult to identify. They answer the question of how to contribute well to the suburbs by doing precisely what Boyd expected of them – in order to densify the suburbs, you must make better use of the space, efficiently and more pleasurably".