hospitality

minimalist winery

In the famed wine region of Southern Styria is Steinbach Keller, a minimalist winery loved by design disciples and wine buffs alike! Situated in Gamlitz, Austria, the winery dates back to the 1800s and its buildings are from a variety of eras. Graz-based designer Ulrike Tinnacher has translated the ethos of the vineyard and...

customary luxury Japan

Designed by architect, Yasushi Horibe, the luxury floating hotel, Guntu is a 81.2 meter long, 38 passenger, 46 crew-member luxury ship set sail in October 2017, touring Seto Inland Sea Japan. Unlike western cruise ships, the Guntu encapsulates traditional cultural architecture in it's purest form. Guests are encouraged to kick off their shoes, as is customary in Japan and make themselves at...

Hightail Melbourne

The vibrant watering hole at the heart of Greame Base’s classic children’s book ‘The Waterhole’ inspired the venue fit-out for new bar Hightail located at Melbourne’s Docklands . Designed by Techn? Architecture + Interior Design, the venue playfully references the concept of ‘the wateringhole’ as both a feature of the natural landscape and to the old colloquial term for a...

Piccolino Melbourne – revisited

The transformation of a 25-year-old family pizzeria, Piccolino, in Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs into an award-winning, internationally recognised contemporary dining venue by Hachem Architecture. The result is a 250m2 cathedral-like glowing beacon, which maximizes space and utilises light to transcend every expectation of a suburban pizzeria. Led by Fady Hachem,  Hachem were engaged by Piccolino their shared vision was to create a contemporary dine-in...

Mitchelton Vineyard Victoria

Opening December 1st 2017, in the Victorian countryside near Nagambie, The Mitchelton Hotel and Spa provides a new standard in laid back luxury for the region just 90 minutes’ drive from Melbourne. A personal project of caravan magnate Gerry Ryan and his son Andrew. The $16 million Mitchelton Hotel and Spa is the most recent addition to the family’s spectacular Mitchelton Winery...

bijou sweets

Nanan means sweetmeats in French and sweets play the leading role in the design project of buck.studio for this modern pastry shop in Wroc?aw Poland. The deliberately minimalist interior provides a subtle setting with finely decorated cakes and éclairs made with meticulous care. The specialty of this patisserie, the éclair, has inspired the interior design and the visual identity of...

submerged

At the southernmost point of the Norwegian coastline by the village of Båly, Snøhetta has designed Europe’s very first underwater restaurant. As visitors begin their journey through the restaurant they descend through three levels. From the entrance, where the tidepool is swallowed by the sea, guests enter the wardrobe area. Visitors are then ushered down one level to the champagne bar, which...

Crown Jewel

The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park – the crown jewel of the hotel group recently commissioned Joyce Wang for a multi-million dollar renovation of their flagship property. Located at London’s most prestigious address the property has hosted fame, fortune and royalty in its glittering history. Wang has taken her inspiration from the building’s park-side location, specifically the different textures, forms and colours...

Quintessa Winery – Napa Valley

Any project that centres around drinking wine and taking in a stunning view gets a massive yes from me. The already well established Quintessa Winery in California’s Napa Valley has added to their already impressive subterranean cellar door by building three satellite private tasting rooms. With sweeping views through the trees and over the vines and estate lake, the tasting rooms are an exercise in...