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Issue 60 - The Kitchen and Bathroom Issue

Issue 60

The Kitchen and Bathroom Issue

HABITUS has always stood ahead of the rest with a dedicated Kitchen and Bathroom issue of exemplar standards. For issue 60 we have taken it up a notch with our Guest Editor the extraordinary, queen of kitchen design, Sarah-Jane Pyke of Arent&Pyke, speaking directly to Kitchen and Bathroom design with some increadable insights.

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Dialling In With Atelier Andy Carson
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Dialling In With Atelier Andy Carson

On episode 8 of Dialling In With Habitus, we speak to architect Andy Carson about navigating the virtual world, social distancing in construction, and desk buddies in the form of family.


Andy Carson is a Sydney-based architect working from a shared office space in Bronte. He and his small team hadn’t been there long before they relocated once again, though this time, separately to each of their homes. Working amongst partners and young children – or children of any age – has been a challenge for us all. But for Andy, time spent in a shared and cross-disciplinary office meant he was somewhat already practiced in maintaining concentration in lively environments. As such he has been better positioned to enjoy and appreciate the extra time alongside loved ones.

His active projects are within the bounds of the NSW state border so site visits haven’t stopped, and lengthened construction hours have meant they’ve been able to space out the amount of tradespeople on site without causing delays. However Andy notes that once relationships are established the workflow flows and clients are generally happy to use the technologies to keep it up. The concern in Andy’s eyes is the impact to find and foster new working relationships if travel is restricted or there are apprehensions around meeting in person.

Today on Dialling IN With Habitus we speak to Andy about little changes with meaningful impacts, including the welcome realisation that without the likelihood of a meeting in the near future some clients seem to be more willing to pick up the phone for quick questions or small clarifications.

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About the Author

Holly Cunneen

Holly Cunneen was the editor of Habitus and has spent her time in the media writing about architecture, design and our local industry. With a firm view that “design has a shared responsibility to the individual as much as it does the wider community,” her personal and professional trajectory sees her chart the interests, accomplishments, and emerging patterns of behaviour within the architecture and design community.

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Issue 60 - The Kitchen and Bathroom Issue

Issue 60

The Kitchen and Bathroom Issue

HABITUS has always stood ahead of the rest with a dedicated Kitchen and Bathroom issue of exemplar standards. For issue 60 we have taken it up a notch with our Guest Editor the extraordinary, queen of kitchen design, Sarah-Jane Pyke of Arent&Pyke, speaking directly to Kitchen and Bathroom design with some increadable insights.

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