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- Architect Bates Smart
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Designed for restauranteur Neil Perry, Spice Temple at Crown is conceived as a space of discovery and surprise. The arrival experience is a theatrical journey through a sequence of spaces inside the restaurant.
Located over two levels, the two dining rooms and two semi-private dining rooms are warm and dramatically lit. While the emphasis is on comfort and experience rather than a specific theme, the spaces are intimate relaxed and sexy, with subtle influences of the exotic street hawker food markets of China. Dining areas are defined by a timber curtain perimeter, while the understated fitout is replete with rawness and simplicity.
*Team* Architects: Grant Cheyne of Bates Smart and David Nock of 1:1 Architects
Drainage is often the forgotten workhorse of the building and design function. Yet drainage maintains a simple albeit vital purpose.