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  • Specifier Magazine Issue 116

    Specifier Magazine Issue 116

    The New Art Museums of Rio / House of Music / JA Curve Church / Fairfield Hacienda / Florence St / North Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club / The Ozone House / UTS Great Hall / 2014 Venice Biennale / Meet David Karotkin

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  • QT Sydney Hotel

    QT Sydney Hotel

    Occupying the top levels of Sydney's historical State Theatre and Gowings buildings, the QT Sydney is an eclectic mix of heritage homage and arty modern quirk. With a modestly signposted corridor entrance off Market st opening up into a second level lobby littered with bespoke furniture, lighting fixtures and digital artworks, the boutique hotel has a glamourously conspiratorial feel. Refreshingly, the decor is about as far from the impersonal muted feel of large hotel chains as one can get - indeed, this is a hotel with its own art curator, Amanda Love, and is Australia's first Design Hotel. 

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  • 2013 Pritzker Prize Winner: Toyo Ito

    2013 Pritzker Prize Winner: Toyo Ito

    Toyo Ito has been awarded this year’s Prtizker Prize, becoming the 37th recipient of the architectural world’s highest honour. Describing him as a ‘creator of timeless buildings,’ the Pritzker Jury lauded Ito’s ability to create architecture that ‘projects an air of optimism, lightness and joy, and is infused with both a sense of uniqueness and universality.’

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  • Olinda tea House / smith+tracey Architects

    Olinda tea House / smith+tracey Architects

    Located in a natural clearing, the Olinda Tea House takes advantage of the splendours of its bush environment with an architectural form that is harmonious and connective with its surrounds. The tea house is comprised of a main restaurant area with two detached gazebos. Entry into the tea house is through a doorway in the gently curving rammed earth wall. A small stone stream runs parallel to the pathway leading up from the car park. Existing feature trees were reincorporated into the new design and added features such as the kitchen garden, wandering path, screening and feature planting connect the building with its surrounds.

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  • Matilda Bay Brewer's Canteen / Di Mase Architects

    Matilda Bay Brewer's Canteen / Di Mase Architects

    First established in Fremantle, Western Australia, the Matilda Bay Brewing Company has been making good tasting beer for over twenty-five years.  With success came expansion and the company now also has a stronghold in Port Melbourne, Victoria, where beer and cider is brewed at an old Cadbury Chocolate factory that also has a restaurant and bar for its local customers.  This integrated space of factory and hospitality prompted the company to consider incorporating a tasting bar as a complement to guided tours and as an added allure for customers. The flagship tasting bar is a place where brand, production, and connoisseurs meet while those curious to learn more about the science and selection of beer are also welcomed to take a sip.

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  • Pak Loh Restaurant / Lead Architects

    Pak Loh Restaurant / Lead Architects

    Nestled deep in a building block beyond the frenetic bustle of Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay sits Pak Loh, a traditional family restaurant specialising in Chiu Chow Chinese food that has become an institution over its 45 year history in this spot. Recently, however, it has undergone a thoroughly modern facelift, with the renovation of its main entrance and the addition of a VIP dining area.

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  • Medhurst Winery / Folk Architects

    Medhurst Winery / Folk Architects

    The Medhurst Winery was conceived as a series of blades through the verdant Yarra Valley landscape, but this somewhat harsh image misrepresents the building's harmonious integration with the hill on which it is located, and its natural alignment with the contours of the site. The brief was to create a small batch production winery for a 250 tonne capacity, with an office, meeting room and areas for public viewing of the wine-making process – which was not as simple as it sounds. Emerging firm Folk Architects were initially reluctant to build on the north facing slope due to the apparent discord between the functional requirements of the brief, the scale of the site and its surroundings, presenting the potential for the structure to dominate the vista.

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  • Regden Mathieson / Burbury Hotel

    Regden Mathieson / Burbury Hotel

    There are few things as classic as  a black-and-white palette. Oozing class and sophistication, yet devoid of pretentious trappings, the interior of Canberra’s Burbury Hotel caters to the many travellers and weary business-people who find a home away from home at the Burbury, sometimes for significant stretches of time. Regden Mathieson set out to create an interior that would stand the test of time, exuding comfort, calm and permanence.  The Burbury is a 4.5 star hotel   located in Barton, just a short way from Parliament House. Being in this prime location naturally attracts a lot of corporate business. Inside the hotel, dark timber wall panels meet luminous gothera limestone. The effect is simulta- neously chic and understated. The secret to Regden Mathieson’s success with this interior, not surprisingly, is small things done very well.

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  • New Contemporary Architecture in Thailand

    New Contemporary Architecture in Thailand

    Bangkok based architects VaSLab Architecture designed the recently opened Casa de la Flora, located in Khao Lak, about an hour from Phuket. The 36 Villa resort is architecturally bold, offering consummate contemporary design, it is an interesting juxtaposition of urban Brutalist architecture and the natural beauty of the Andaman Sea, which creates something exceptional. All the villas have large glass facades and views of the ocean, as well as private pools in addition to the usual facilities found in a resort like the bar, restaurant and spa there is also a library. The resort is designed with concrete and natural materials like teakwood to create relaxing, beautiful spaces that are the epitome of contemporary luxury.

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  • The Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez

    The Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez

    The Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez, which opened its doors earlier this year, features a stunning new spa and luxury private villas designed by Christophe Pillet.  The resort is a member of Design HotelsTM and a glamorous destination on the French Riviera. The 1950’s colour code of the hotel – a mix of white, light grey, dark brown, light blue and saffron – provides a perfectly chic backdrop for having a drink, a fine dining experience, or simply relaxing in the fresh summer breeze. The new villas were designed with a loft concept in mind, and are characterised by space, comfort and exclusivity. The villas feature two bedrooms, a large lounge, a terrace, private garden and swimming pool, as well as the resort’s signature colour pallet.

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