The client wanted us to draw on the energy, colour and craziness of Harajuku. The layering of pattern, pop colours and bold attitude all informed the diverse selection of colours and finishes.
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Behind the bar, display shelving made from white tubular steel hosts pockets of greenery from Loose Leaf. Timber-topped tables with banquette seating and Pedrali chairs run the length of the space. At intervals, lightweight steel framing with in-built lighting becomes a sculptural element, providing a sense of intimacy without breaking up the café’s openness.
At a cost of Aud 140 million the expansion has focused on the so-called West Mall, and aims to cement its current stature as the leading mall Down Under by adding units for 100 new retailers, including a brand new luxury section that has managed to attract twelve luxury brands such as Valentino, Céline, Prada, Dior Homme and Chanel, in addition to an abundance of additional hospitality and leisure tenants.
The 10-year-old chain specialises in health-conscious desserts that contain a minimal amount of fat and sugar. It obtained a site on the fringes of Chinatown for its first restaurant in Sydney. Taking cues from the food, Woods steered away from typical franchise restaurant elements and focused on natural materials that would create a “calming oasis”.
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.