The Art Of Living
KIN was invited to speak at the UQ Art of Living Conference, discussing the way our practice/architecture shapes the way our client’s live. This one-day conference featured presentations from 11 Australian firms on outstanding residential projects by distinguished and emerging architecture alumni from The University of Queensland.
We presented two projects both for young professional clients and examined how our architecture was a response to our client’s lifestyles. Our first unbuilt project was the Rivertree Farm. Here we spoke about our process of masterplanning a variety of commercial facilities (cabins, camping, wedding venue, commercial kitchen, bed ‘n’ breakfast) for the site without the client’s loosing their sense of a home, their privacy and the core reasons the made the tree change.
Our second project was the Torbreck apartment renovation. Here we went through our process of determining how our client’s wanted to live – a focus on having spaces for entertaining, spaces to veg-out and watch game of thrones, a place to listen to records and room for their two giant Maine Coon cats. By understanding how they lived day-to-day versus entertaining was crucial in planning a space that could switch between different modes in an instance.