Achieving subtle elegance in the heart of tourist town takes more than a little finesse, as Gillian Serisier discovers on a visit to SJB’s Heritage project, the Harbour Rocks Hotel.
Showing deference to existing architectural form, Hecker Guthrie blends a warm & natural material palette with clever sculptural details to breathe new life into this 1970s landmark in Victoria’s Goulburn Valley.
Alfred & Constance
Derlot’s Alexander Lotersztain reinvigorates two timber Queenslanders in the heart of Fortitude Valley to produce a labyrinth of bars and dining areas imbued with whimsy and humour.
In an industrial pocket of Basel, Swiss architect Aurélie Blanchard realises a seductive interior wrapped in a skin of deep green and rich, burnished copper.
Harbour Rocks Hotel
The Meatball & Wine Bar
Melbourne duo Eades and Bergman marry bespoke details and a tough, gritty material palette in The Meatball and Wine Bar, inspired by the New York deli.
Mr Wong, Sydney
An infamous Sydney nightclub is reincarnated as a vast, subterranean restaurant that pays homage to the Colonial Chinese style, transforming its historic setting into a meticulously detailed visual spectacle.
A Cantina, Spain
This canteen in northwest Spain by Estudio Nômada is a fine example of how minimal intervention makes for great effect.
QT Sydney is the city’s newest hotel, and designers Nic Graham and Shelley Indyk have injected it with plenty of colour and whimsy.
Market Lane, Carlton
Market Lane’s new Carlton space builds on the homeliness of its setting – injecting liveliness & community interaction to the former house.
Damir Doma, Paris
In this striking retail fitout in Paris, Melbourne’s March Studio maintains its reputation for outstanding interior design.