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By Benjamen Judd
Ok. We are prepared to cop this one on the chin. Yes, we are about to gush over a car park. And to be honest, we’re pretty sure anyone who works and lives in a capital city will totally understand where we are coming from.
In our defence, it’s not just a carpark. It’s the underground carpark to award winning Darling Point property, ‘72DP’, designed by Marsh Cashman Koolloos (MCK) Architectures and Interiors. The very, very colourful end result came from the collaboration between MCK and international design and art duo, Craig and Karl.
Originally your standard, concrete cave of a parking spot, the aim was to design a mural that would not only brighten up the site but also create a space that would allow future artworks to be commissioned. Craig and Karl summed up the finished product as “a dynamic mix of overlapping geometric forms that mirror and respond to the angularity of the architecture. The whole piece is tied together by a winding, ribbon-style device which, acting as a central axis, leads in from the driveway, through the space and out to the garden beyond.”*
In regards to the award winning architects, MCK have been responsible for some of the most iconic Sydney homes in recent years including the Chatswood House which breaks down traditional spatial barriers between ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ areas to create a more fluid, organic living space; and the resort-like Flipped House, an astounding renovation of an original 1960’s home. They have also been asked to showcase their work at the International Architectural Exhibition at the Venice Biennale.
To see the rest of what is simply a mind-blowing portfolio, visit the MCK website here.
To relish the colourful designs and creations of Craig and Karl, visit their website here.
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