Cracknell & Lonergan Architects P/L
Cracknell & Lonergan Architects was established in 1984 as a multi-disciplinary practice. Through the development of the practice we have increasingly concerned ourselves with the conservation of our cultural heritage and sustaining our environment. We have practiced these principals and had them recognised in our work. We have a practice commitment to Aboriginal Reconciliation. We employ 10 staff & our specialities include: Heritage Architecture – design, restoration and analysis; Exhibition Design; Architecture, ranging in scale from small residential alterations and additions to medium density residential, commercial and community work; Environmental Design; Public Art.
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Musee du quai Branly
Paris, France, 2006
Cracknell & Lonergan Architects project managed the installation of Public Art at the Musee du quai Branly in Paris for the Australia Council for the Arts. The Musee du quai Branly in Paris is an internationally significant public art installation featuring the work of eight Aboriginal artists: Paddy Nyunkuny Bedford, John Mawurndjul, Ningura Napurrula, Lena Nyadbi, Michael Riley, Judy Watson, Tommy Watson and Gulumbu Yunupingu.
Patonga, Central Coast, 2009
This project involved the minor alteration to a 1950s cottage, extending and reorganising it to create a pavilion addition for the new relocated living and kitchen spaces. A second pavilion was created to the rear with a connecting covered breezeway to create a master bedroom and second living space. The concept for locating the buildings centered around retaining all significant existing landscape. The highlight windows to the new pavilions were designed to take advantage of light and distance views to the bushland, and the raw materials with limited finishes were used to maximise texture.
Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, 2005
This 70sqm one bedroom apartment summarises functional elements to mazimise on space and livibility. Through the removal of traditional walls and partitions, the space has been developed into a free-flowing continuous interior against a backdrop of scenic harbour side views. The interior design palette is a composition of wood, marble, white and mirrors. A selection of soft edged furniture pieces including Tom Dixon mirror-ball lights and a circular-shaped Minotti lounge compliment and highlight the organic structure forms. The result is a deceivingly heightened sense of space.