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Agency Feature Part 2: The Uncarved Block – The Galeries Victoria Food Court

The second piece of work the Uncarved Block had shortlisted in the 2012 Australian Interior Design Awards, was another food court. This time in The Galeries Victoria shopping centre. The previous food court was looking tired, located below ground level in Sydney’s CBD. Philip Chia came up with a new direction for the food court, one that would see it offer a new boutique style dining experience. Read More…

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Agency Feature Part 1: The Uncarved Block – Melbourne Central Food Court

I have lost count of the amount of times I have used the above image as inspiration over the last 6 months for retail projects focusing on graphic language and tone of voice. I recently stumbled upon this article on Architecture.AU and found that the agency responsible for the project is The Uncarved Block. A relatively young agency, founded in 2010 by Philip Chia. The Uncarved Block’s holding page gives little away, other than a strong, contemporary impression that leaves the visitor intrigued to see more! Read More…

Lately….

After a few weeks break from blogging that was filled with business trips to Germany, Spain and France I am playing catch up. Here is a summary of some of the great things I have seen online over the last month. Ranging from showrooms and book stores, to hotels and offices. Not to mention a new hotel in Marseille that looks like a take on Shoreditch House by Philippe Starck. Read More…

Shed 5 Restaurant, Melbourne

I love the scale of this restaurant in Melbourne, Shed 5 has been designed by Loop Creative, with an industrial/warehouse look and feel. The project is currently still only at visualisation stage.
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Josefine/Roxy Club by Fred Mafra

First nightclub post for me, I think the real attraction of this article I found some time ago on Trendland is the honey comb effect ceiling in the long corridors.

Firstly the seamless illumination, glowing the length of the whole corridor, it’s like something out of a Tron movie. Secondly how these angles in the ceiling appear to mirror the interesting floor patterns below. Very sexy. Read More…