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ALLEN KONG

Allen Kong Architect

SAY IT LOUD - Naarm Melbourne Exhibitor​
MELBOURNE/AUSTRALIA Designer

What excites you in the work you do?

The best part is how the work can transform lives. Some of the simplest things can make profound differences to people. The subtleties and interplay of space and feeling beyond the mere visual. Ask tomorrow and it may be something else!

ALLEN KONG

Bio:

Allen Kong is the Director of his own architectural firm in Melbourne, Australia. Allen’s Chinese, Palawa, Scottish, & English ancestry has influenced his conceptual framework for his holistic view of architecture. the inalienable understanding of the living spirit relationship & reliance between all. His designs are grounded in a fundamental evidence basis including what is known about users’ psychological responses to the built environment & the larger issue of environmental sustainability.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

At an early age I realised the importance of a proper environment which can both nurture, support and protect. Architecture in part combines my interests of caring for people, culture, rituals, and environments.

What do you do?

I have been very fortunate in having my own architectural practice for more than 30 years

What excites you in the work you do?

The best part is how the work can transform lives. Some of the simplest things can make profound differences to people. The subtleties and interplay of space and feeling beyond the mere visual. Ask tomorrow and it may be something else!

Featured Project Name: 

Odyssey House Family Unit

Featured Project Location: 

Melbourne, Victoria

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2004 (Stage 1) 2011 (Stage 2)

Role in Featured Project: 

Architect

Featured Project Description:

Odyssey House Family Units offer a residential rehabilitation programme based in Melbourne, Australia that enables parents, including single fathers, to seek therapy for drug and alcohol addiction, whilst remaining with their children. The units have been designed, constructed and managed in accordance with the ideals of a therapeutic community, & to a high environmental standard. Residents are involved in the construction as well as playing a key part in the day-to-day decision making.

Photography Credit:

Studio Z