Architecture by MIKE EDWARDS ARCHITECTURE seen at Private Residence, Kenilworth - Kenilworth Designer Dunny
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Kenilworth Designer Dunny

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The approach was to attempt to provide a bold, elegant, economical and buildable design that met the competition and brief objectives while also solving the functional and technical requirements.

On first sight ‘the dunny’ is a contemporary cubist utilitarian architectural form, bold, contrasting with and rising above the landscape. Your attention is immediately attracted by the large scale black & white graphics, highly visible and legible at a distance. The graphics obviously show the function of the structure using oversized universal symbols for male, female and disabled toilets. A second, maybe less immediately obvious reading is that of a bizzare, overscaled, abstracted version of a Friesian cow, symbolic of Kenilworth’s proud dairy industry.

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Beautiful Intelligent & Enduring Solutions

Perth based contemporary architect, Mike Edwards is the founding partner of MIKE EDWARDS ARCHITECTURE, a proudly West Australian modern architecture practice. A commitment to listening to our clients and producing beautiful, clever, creative and practical architectural design solutions is what drives us - design solutions that respond to place, site, landform, orientation, climate and budget.

Our architecture carefully addresses each aspect of design from the small scale details, individual rooms and spaces, the inside and outside of each building, how our buildings fit into their street, neighbourhood, community and city. ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE AND SUSTAINABLE design principles are integral to our process.

Solar passive design, cross ventilation, natural light, use of appropriate construction methods and building materials have been integral to our design process since architecture school. Making the most of a challenging site or brief are challenges we love to take on and we have plenty of experience and success with those types of projects.

In fact, we delight in finding the 'hidden gold' of the creative and unexpected solutions uncovered in solving difficult problems. At Mike Edwards Architecture we strongly believe in the idea of 'SPIRIT OF PLACE' and that good architecture and design can capture and express the unique and distinctive essence of a particular location.

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