Established in 1973, we are one of the largest firms of Architects and Interior Designers in Perth, Western Australia, working in both private and government sectors, covering the full range of projects – corporate, commercial, industrial, retail, research, public, tourism, recreational, multi-residential, aged person housing, health facilities, educational, fast food outlets and the hospitality industry.
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Hillarys Boat Harbour, Hillarys, 2008
The Breakwater is located on the Sorrento Quay Boardwalk at Hillarys Boat Harbour, one of WA’s premier destinations for both local and overseas visitors. Oldfield Knott was commissioned to design the interiors to a detailed brief to produce spaces characterising ‘urban resort’ and ‘cruise liner’. The main lounge culminates in a glazed double volume, graced by the honed marble fireplace and glowing amber columns, punctuating both floors, in accord with the incisive building fa’ade. On the ground level, materials form a stylish and relaxed interior. On the upper level, finishes are more urbane; each space was given a distinct theme while retaining visual links to other rooms. The Ishka restaurant, including a private dining room, sits discretely over the main lounge, offering diners expansive, cruise-liner views of the ocean. Reid’s Lounge, is a composition of luxurious and refined finishes: Swarovski chandeliers, illuminated dark timber coffers, smoke grey mirrors and shimmering wallpaper. The Akoya Suite was designed for flexibility, with operable walls that create a series of expandable function rooms, some with private balconies. The ongoing popularity of The Breakwater as a destination is testament to both the vision of our clients and the final resolution and delivery of the project.
Station Street Market Redevelopment: Stage 1
Station Street, Subiaco WA, 2010
This building is a commercial developer’s project, the developers having resolved to retain ownership as a long term investment strategy. The building was fully let prior to completion. 38 Station Street has a net lettable area of 6600sqm, comprising basement and part ground floor car parking for 166 vehicles with office accommodation located in the balance of the ground floor fronting Station Street, the first and second floors and 80% of the third floor, the balance of the third floor being balcony space. This building has been independently reviewed in relation to environmental impact and is considered to have achieved best practise outcomes when assessed across a broad spectrum of environmental objectives. This project addresses the stringent requirement of energy efficiency and the design has been optimised using building thermal simulation technology to achieve an excellent potential level of greenhouse gas emissions which exceeds current market best practice. Special attention has been given to the elevation facing the remaining Station Street markets with the services of a specialist colourist, Eveline Kotai augmenting the Design Team, and creating a mosaic of colour across this northern elevation, which wraps around onto both the adjoining eastern and western elevations. The balance of the elevations subtly vary to address the built scale of Station Street and then the open space of the Roberts Road car park is addressed by the southern elevation with a curtain wall of glass mosaics framed by a high level wing profiled awning supported by three storey high columns. The west elevation steps down to reflect the more domestic scale fronting onto Vicker’s Lane, while revealing a hint of the coloured mosaic wall behind by initiating splashes of colour disappearing towards the north elevation.
Roebuck Primary School
Spoonbill Avenue, Broome, 2006
This unique project involved intense community and special design considerations beyond the scope of the Standard Brief. All concerned in the consultation process agree that Oldfield Knott’s approach has been highly successful in meeting the school Community’s diverse requirements, including allaying their uncertainty and unease at leaving the comfort zone of the previous School in Houses. This project is of particular relevance as it demonstrated the effectiveness of our team in involving the indigenous communities in our consultation. It also demonstrates our ability to undertake regional and remote projects throughout the state.