Solid surface panels from Marblo Australia & New Zealand were specified for the renovation of a 15-year-old apartment located on the western side of Circular Quay in Sydney. Designed by Scott Weston Architecture & Design, the Bennelong apartment renovation sought to breathe new life into the entire space. The owner of the apartment spent six months of the year in Sydney and the remaining time in her villa in Tuscany.
The brief for the designer was to refurbish the existing apartment, which had several shortcomings including low ceiling heights, insufficient storage and an awkward angular floor plan, into a simple elegant design where all the architectural joinery defined the rooms and cleverly concealed functional storage solutions. A curved hero joinery wall in cerulean provides a counterpoint and dramatic backdrop to the harbour. Marblo solid surface from the Opal and Plain product series was mainly used for the kitchen bench tops, joinery and wall cladding.
The kitchen features a cool white Marblo solid surface and embossed silver ‘Abet’ laminate wall of integrated appliances with a counterpoint of a mirrored wall and splashback reflecting the harbour beyond and giving the illusion of a larger living space. To address the low ceiling height problem, linear uplights and concealed lighting were used to wash the ceilings in light, helping give the impression of a more generously proportioned space.
Marblo cladding panels, custom coloured and thermoformed, were used to create the concealed and dramatic walk-in pantry and laundry with electronic touch sensitive drawers and concealed lighting.