Perfect Storm is an award-winning homedesigned as a concretebunker which takes brutalist interior architecture to the next level. The concretebunker in the inner-city Sydney suburb of Camperdown is an award-winning home, managing to transform a relatively small area into a spacious, modern-day apartment.
The building was once a biscuit factory that operated in the 1890s, the last remaining aspect of the original factory fit out was the concrete floor. The warehouse became the perfect shell for interior designer Matt of Killing Matt Woods and builder Sam of Green Anvil Co. to convert into a contemporary residential space inspired by brutalist interior design and architecture.
Taking obvious constraints, such as the restricted loft apartment floorplan with fixed kitchen and bathroom locations and the home’s small interior footprint, Killing Matt Woods creatively conjures up an atmosphere reminiscent of a concretebunker, without compromising on space, light, ambiance and colour within the interior and architect of the concretebunkerhome.
With its double height ceiling, the internal space and architecture feels larger and brings natural light into the interior of the award-winning home from the west-facing double height glazed wall. This illusion of space is also emphasised by the two entries into the apartment home, as the street level entry opens out into a central living area, where the eye naturally lifts up and out into the interior and its design. A considered level of attention to detail is also reflected in aspects such as the custom built joinery, the monolithic and brutalist feel of the kitchen interior design and bench, and the custom-made LED halo light, all constructed, installed and built by Green Anvil Co.
Sustainability is an integral facet to Perfect Storm’s award-winning home design, especially as the initial direction of the project was inspired by an excessive use of concrete which is not a sustainable material.
Instead, Killing Matt Woods consciously chose to use a concrete coloured paint for the interior design as a substitute for the award-winning home, knowing that a clever use of finishes could achieve a similar moody look and feel, without the environmental and economic impact of concrete within the concretebunker.