Merricks General Wine Store, Merricks – Australia
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The architect refrains from direct modification, instead maintaining the newly formed dichotomy between the intervening elements and highlighting the existing features through the use of light and transparency. The 150-year-old masonry walls and columns have been left intact while subtle splints of steel provide the necessary support.
Arch shape structure and classical layered molding which is harmonized with façade reinterpet an arch of old winery in the middle age as modern, and the arch, that could be seen frequently through a space having historical background in Europe, has been used as architectural skill for deep of repeated shape and daylight into the space.
The character of the piece is determined by two elements; the ceiling, the architects have risen more than 90 different mirrors available at street markets. The second element is a kind of “room in the hall. With its large oval table, large round mirror on a wall coated fabric, carpet and a bunch of lamps hanging from the ceiling, the space appears as a home-like living.
Not your average restaurant, not your average customer. With leather marbled surfaces, pony hair on the bar façade, and Tuscan plastered ceilings, you know there is a level of investment that has not gone unnoticed. Jackson Wynne was commissioned to capture the look and feel of this environment and translate it into a distinct brand.
At the end of the visit costumers could enjoy a light meal in the completely new wine bar, or better still, a full meal in the new Restaurant. The setting is very much the Lodge ambience itself. To one side, once sat down at their table, guests can view the endless rows of pipes (separated from the restaurant by a discreet metal and glass screen).
Designers used a typical wooden wine rack as a module, also some single planks to fullfill whole conception. The atmosphere is created with colours. Dark color makes nice ambience, red and white are the shades of wine. Small tables, proper light and cosy couches, that’s the recepie for good wine amateurs’ interior!