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I first ‘met’ Finnish architect Alvar Aalto at 18, when as a first-year student of architecture we were assigned to build a scale model. I chose Aalto’s private house, Villa Mairea (1938-1939), which I painstakingly recreated in miniature, with card, balsa, and copious amounts of

Stage two in Blackheath has commenced.

We are excited to announce that the beginning of our second redevelopment phase of the Blue Mountains architectural renovation has begun. Our new design aims to uphold the standards set by our artist's studio on the same site, that received much critical acclaim. Working to

Details from Wamberal – Site Visit 08/10/20

The DKC team was up at Wamberal yesterday checking out the work by Horizon builders. Handmade tiles from Casablanca in the bathroom from Onsite Supply + Design, and fantastic carpentry throughout!

The Surf Hotel in Yamba has reached its highest point.

We are thrilled to announce yet another exciting milestone! This time in Yamba, where the construction of the new Surf Hotel has reached its highest point. The views from the roof terrace over the ocean are breathtaking. The Surf Hotel is expecting to open its

Progress at Wamberal Beach House

An exciting milestone was reached this week at our renovation of the award-winning Wamberal Beach House, designed by Design King Company over 20 years ago. The current owners approached us to refresh the house, and the renovations are now nearing completion! The large panels of

Blackheath Artist’s Studio Shortlisted for NSW Architecture Awards

We are very proud to announce our favourite building has been shortlisted for the prestigious NSW Architecture Awards. This little building has generated a lot of attention due to its prefabricated construction in cross laminated timber. It has also captured the imagination of those

Spectacular Beach House

A new life for Wamberal Beach House

20 Years ago this house won the best new residential award in the National Timber Awards. Today it has a new owner who has returned to Design king to remodel and renovate this beautiful beach house. It is always a pleasure to have houses we

Blackheath Studio wins National Timber Award

Last week the National Timber Awards were announced in Melbourne. Design King were very excited to win the award for best small budget project and also be a finalist in the residential best house category! This little project in the Blue Mountains was up against

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