hospitality

Melbourne Blue-stone

A modern blue-stone clad family home on a corner site in bay-side Melbourne suburb, Brighton, Australia. Designed by Finnis Architects the Quarry house balances strong exterior form with seamlessly integrated interiors that promote shared spaces in the heart of the home and a connection with its context. By utilizing a refined palette of blue-stone, powder coated steel and timber clad soffits, exterior...

a new life – The Imperial Erskineville

The Imperial Hotel in Sydney, isn’t just any bar venue, its steeped in LGBQTI history and most famously know for opening scene of The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. The Sydney LGBQTI has cause to celebrate as a new chapter begins for this iconic bar after closing down in 2015. Taking into account the venue's storied past of unabashed flamboyance and unconditional inclusivity, local...

Alpine style – Italy

Located in the UNESCO heritage-protected village of Castelrotto, in the heart of the Dolomites, Italy, the Hotel Schgaguler has reopened its doors after a full refurbishment lead by Milan-based Peter Pichler Architecture. The small village of Castelrotto in Alto Adige / North Italy is known for his folkloric culture and the relationship with its nature and surrounding mountains. A simple and timeless architectural design is...

industrial Fitzroy

Built in 1920, the brick building at 153 George Street located in Fitzroy, Melbourne is a modest, one-storey structure that used to house the Federal Trolley and Truck Company, a manufacturing facility for axles and undercarriages for the city’s trams. Recently renovated into a family residence Hong Kong and Melbourne-based architectural studio HOLA PROJECTS they have managed to transform the factory into...

St Andrews Beach Brewery – Victoria

Set on a sprawling 38-hectare property in the beautiful Mornington Peninsula just around the corner from my home, is one of my favourite local meeting spots, St Andrews Beach Brewery which was transformed by Melbourne design firm Ewert Leaf from a historic former horse training facility to a multi-faceted hospitality space, serving as both a community hub and culinary destination. The clients,...

Luxury reinvented

THEKRANE is a our stoke of genius in reinvention, an aesthetic oasis amidst an industrial landscape on the edge of Nordhavn, one of the last harbours under renovation in Denmark’s capital. Spearheaded by visionary owner Klaus Kastbjerg and architect / master builder Mads Møller from Arcgency, the concept builds on its dark past as a crane for loading coal by using black as...

Miss Wong Montreal

Occupying a former nightclub in Laval, a Québécois city next to Montreal, the alluring Miss Wong is a new Asian brasserie inspired by the urban exoticism of Far East Asia. Named after the famed 1920s and 30s Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong, the restaurant was designed by Montréal-based studio Ménard Dworkind Architecture & design (MRDK) as a reflection of the...

Japanese sensibility

Occupying a prominent corner spot in Westmount, an upscale neighbourhood in Montréal, Canada, that combines grey stone mansions and quaint townhouses with chic boutiques and spacious parks, RYU Japanese sushi bar opened its doors. Designed by Montréal-based studio Ménard Dworkind Architecture & design with an emphasis on natural materials and hand-crafted furnishings, RYÙ is a contemporary urban eatery underpinned by a...

Floating ZR resort

Z9 Resort is a floating retreat perched on the Srinakarin Dam in Kanchanaburi, Thailand.  Designed by Dersyn Studio, the new resort complex is a nature-oriented structure which offers floating or on-land accommodation. The new resort complex presents a distinctive character with its undulated roof and use of local materials The 3,100-square-metre resort units were transformed from the pre-existing resort materials...