Australian Institute of Architects


Knott Black Pty Ltd

Level 9 180 Russell Street

Ph. 03 9671 4555 Fax 03 9671 4666


BKK Architects was founded in 2000 by Tim Black, Julian Kosloff and Simon Knott. The focus of our practice is ideas, design thinking and delivering complete solutions for our clients. This is achieved from within a vibrant, studio based environment that also encompasses a highly professional and efficient structure of management and project delivery.

BKK specialise in design and problem solving rather than specific building typologies. This means we can offer creative solutions to a range of project types. Our client base includes institutional bodies; government entities; small and large developers; the corporate sector; retail; and both private and public housing.

Project profiles

Beached House

Western Port Victoria, 2009

Beached House continues BKK‘s interest in the curation of the domestic as a sequence of unfolding spaces. The journey throughout the house is via a series of subtly shifting spaces that alter one’s orientation to climate and terrain. Carefully sited in response to prevailing conditions, there is an interest in how the building occupies the site. There is a sense that the home has been washed ashore; embedded into the terrain, anchored against the elements.

Great Wall of Warburton

Warburton Victoria, 2008

On an elevated site set amongst native bushland with rolling views to the north, the Great Wall of Warburton presents a mute block wall embedded into the site. The wall forms a protective courtyard space continuing BKK’s interest in the relationship between building and landscape through a type of embedded occupation. Internal organisation is anchored around the wall and orientated towards the views and sunlight. Spaces unfold with a rich materiality that reflects the landscape as one moves through the house. The project further explores BKK’s interest in the way in which a drawn line becomes a wall that acts to claim space and mark territory.

Wrap House

Toorak Victoria, 2003

Wrap House has a close affinity with the modernist project in its determined singularity of idea. Wrap House explores a strategy of surface as a device for creating a place of enclosure and light, while interacting with its context in an immediate and responsive manner. A simple surface is folded and wrapped. All internal partitions are located centrally, free from the external envelope. The internal space of the house is modulated to ebb and flow. This approach creates a new type of spatial condition that differs greatly from the homes of last century. The design of the house employs access for all principles to allow its clients to age comfortably within it.

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