Not skirting the is­sues pays off

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

FRE­MAN­TLE res­i­dent Simon Pen­dal was the win­ner of the multi res­i­den­tial in­te­rior cat­e­gory at the Du­lux Colour Awards in Vic­to­ria.

Dr Pen­dal has been an ar­chi­tect since 2002 and said his winning pro­ject came to­gether only a week be­fore it was due to be com­pleted.

“I felt ec­static, elated and re­lieved when I won the award,” he said.

“It was a lot of work and took a lot of our time, like all of our projects; we give them our all.

“I said to the site su­per­vi­sor many times that the in­te­rior won’t make sense un­til it’s painted.

“It came to­gether via the ap­pli­ca­tion of colour; this had an im­me­di­ate im­pact.”

The ar­chi­tect said the house came with many chal­lenges.

“It was filled with de­tail we don’t nor­mally work with: or­nate skirt­ings, cor­nices, mould­ings etc,” he said.

“Re­mov­ing these would have been ex­pen­sive, so in­stead we chose to work with them, treat­ing each room as though it was a ‘plas­ter cast’ and in many cases adding to this via our own em­bel­lish­ments.”

The Fre­man­tle ar­chi­tect said he hoped to con­tinue his work in the fu­ture and push into new ter­ri­tory.

“We spe­cialise in work that is deeply lo­cal and we would be very happy to con­tinue in this vein,” he said.

He also wants to con­tinue his study into bring­ing WA land back into a state of health.

He is cur­rently work­ing on projects in Bea­cons­field, South Perth and City Beach.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son­mu­ni­ d483040

Dream­ing in colour: award win­ner Simon Pen­dal.

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