The space needed to attract potential students to The Gordon Tafe, so we created a space that reflected an “art deco” university synonymous with the era of “high art” and “style” that would connect with students, especially those interested in Art or Design.
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We have gone with the darker tones and hard materials complementing light timber and natural bamboo with an open kitchen concept overlooking the restaurant allow customers to observe the sushi chef in action. Custom made suspended feature mesh ceiling as well as cooper pipe lightings over the booth seatings were designed for this project.
Located on the Barangaroo waterfront, Zushi Barangaroo is the third restaurant for the Zushi Group, whose Darlinghurst and Surry Hills venues are consistently named among Sydney’s favourite Japanese restaurants for their modern, innovative yet authentic food featuring the highest quality ingredients.
The ceiling feature that is fixed above the communal tables provide an intimate dining experience which reflects the brands desire to promote a sense of community and collaboration. American oak is used on the ceiling feature and furniture to emphasise the simplicity of dining and enjoying freshly made pasta.
Materials such as brass, timber, marble and patterned tiles are also used to bring out the unique identity in the pizzeria industry. Margherita & Co provides two types of sensations for visitors – a cosy and comfortable environment during the daytime whilst a bustling and vibrant atmosphere with entertainment by night.
The interior setting, once again created by local practice Akin Creative, is modern and follows clean lines inspired by 1950s modernism. Captured by a simple palette of timber and concrete, and paired with custom-made light fixtures and curated photographic artworks, it’s a welcoming open space that fuses the dynamics of retail with those a meeting place for likeminded spirits.
Windows in the wing that houses the show feature a geometric pattern that reveals the most prominent aspect of Murcutt’s design: a roof highlighted by a cluster of golden triangular prisms intended to imitate lanterns. Lined with multicoloured glass, the prisms admit gems of light into the mosque, which change with the movement of the sun.
Made from birch plywood, stainless steel, and concrete, the installation generates ever-changing perspectives depending on the time of day, weather and climatic conditions. Sited on the edge of a rocky cliff and overlooking the sea and nearby city, “dynamics in impermanence” is also an exploration into how photography can break down the authentic artistic experience.