Not skirting the issues pays off
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.
Dreaming in colour: award winner Simon Pendal.