Interior Design: Kamel courtyard

February 10, 2010

A refurbished courtyard featuring steep, curving timber walls reminiscent of the form of a velodrome.

Whilst restauranteurs are often happy enough to hang art on their walls, few of them are inclined to let their builder have free reign on a blank canvas. At Kamel they have done just that – with the courtyard in dire need of renovation, builder and artist with a nail-gun, Bryce Ritchie (who worked on 7 Seeds cafe in Carlton in 2009) has transformed it into an oasis. Using recycled blackbutt timber from the Woolloomooloo sheds, the deck is tongue and groove timbers and the seating is angled to create gorgeous curves.

A stunning courtyard space resembling the inside of a wine barrel or a velodrome, juxtaposed against lush foliage within a wall of rendered recycled industrial polystyrene.

DesignWall Practice


  • JS February 18th, 2010 5:36 pm

    wao, I like the design, the color and wood.

    twitter : iagdint

Leave a Reply

Sign up to Australian Design Review's Newsletter

Receive the latest:

  • news, insights, opinions from the interior design and architecture community
  • coverage on latest projects, videos and new products updates
  • events and job listings.

Sign up now!

Sign up to the newsletter