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Providence Sales and Community Centre

Ripley Valley

The Providence Sales and Community Centre embodies the values of a vibrant new neighbourhood precinct located in the Ripley Valley

The Providence Sales and Community Centre embodies the values of a vibrant new neighbourhood precinct located in the Ripley Valley. The Centre serves as a welcoming gateway, reflecting true community living while holding a strong connection to the landscape in which it is sited. Situated amongst vegetated nature reserves, the design seeks to connect and blur boundaries between the inside and outside, unlocking views across the adventure playground and mountain ranges beyond and balancing the requirement of an open accessible ‘pavilion’, while engaging with the landscape. The design is accessible, welcoming and familiar and enhances the existing features of the site for all visitors to share and enjoy.

Fortitude Cafe

Fortitude Valley

Fortitude Valley is located on the fringe of Brisbane’s CBD and showcases a mixture of heritage brick buildings, art and nightlife

Fortitude Valley is located on the fringe of Brisbane’s CBD and showcases a mixture of heritage brick buildings, art and nightlife. Fortitude Café embraces the ‘Valley’ vibe with pops of neon, colour and memorable graphics which pay tribute to the locality and history of the area. The café sits on the ground floor of a large office building, and is directly accessible to office workers, passing pedestrians, construction workers and nearby residents. We took our clients on an identity and branding journey, working in partnership to create the logos, graphics and stationery, which has given Fortitude Café a truly unique identity.

The fitout is light filled and open-aired, balancing a refined yet edgy personality. Featuring pops of pink neon lettering (‘The F. Word’) - sitting above a pink velvet banquette in the lounge, hand glazed emerald green tiles, distinctive Patricia Urquiola triangle breeze blocks, herringbone terracotta tiles, the design emphasises our client’s passion for their work and has created a distinctive living and dining area.

Peel St Kitchen

South Brisbane

This vibrant, new restaurant and bar is located in the heart of South Brisbane’s trendy and emerging arts district

This vibrant, new restaurant and bar is located in the heart of South Brisbane’s trendy and emerging arts district. We were was tasked with designing a flexible yet welcoming and engaging venue that would accommodate breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as casual cocktails and privately hosted events. In such a pedestrian-oriented area, it was necessary for the design to draw people in to compete in an already bustling area. The fit-out includes approximately 400sqm of interior space as well as a small exterior seating area. Inside, the designers created a dazzling new bar and lounge, full-service dining area, private event space, back of house kitchen, and all required amenities. The interiors aim to create an engaging and non-pretentious venue to enjoy the modern Australian cuisine and unique cocktails while also encouraging visitors to admire and enjoy their surroundings, creating a truly unique and dynamic dining experience.

Goodness Gracious Cafe

Graceville

Goodness Gracious Café is a beautiful boutique café in the quiet and leafy suburban setting of Graceville

Goodness Gracious Café is a beautiful boutique café in the quiet and leafy suburban setting of Graceville. The existing building was originally an old Queenslander style home and then a corner store before being converted into a café. Our clients wanted to create a homely café with the possibly of extending into the neighbouring house in years to come. We worked closed with our client and also Brisbane Commercial Kitchens to achieve the most efficient layout possible in a small space, as the menu and food produced in this kitchen was very important. The design and layout of the kitchen was very important to not only cater for the patrons now, however with the possibility of catering for a larger space with the future extension in mind.  The palette was clean and simple with feature materials and finishes. Rustic finishes including warm timber floorboards and a concrete look counter benchtop provide texture and provide a sense of familiarity. A simple white gloss subway tile was laid on a 45-degree angle to create an elegant look. The white tongue and groove ceiling through-out and feature profile panelling used helped to pay tribute to the style of the original building. This palette was set off with industrial features like the feature pendant over the counter, coffee machine, and open black ceiling hung shelves.

Baskin Robins

Rochedale Lifestyle Centre

Rochedale

Rochedale is located within the middle ring of Brisbane and is known for its friendly community, rich farming history, relatively low density and abundant nature reserves

Rochedale is located within the middle ring of Brisbane and is known for its friendly community, rich farming history, relatively low density and abundant nature reserves. Its well connected locality has seen the suburb develop rapidly with new master planned estates. We partnered with Aveo Group to create a catalyst for a community’s wellness, fitness and connection. With resort style living a key component to the brief, it was hard not to have fun on this project. We studied the context, site opportunities and various building materials, to create a unique cultural feature of the area.

Hyatt Coolum Visitor Centre

Coolum

The Hyatt Coolum Visitor Centre for Lend Lease welcomes visitors with expansive walls of glass capturing views to Mount Coolum

The Hyatt Coolum Visitor Centre for Lend Lease welcomes visitors with expansive walls of glass capturing views to Mount Coolum. The light filled open plan space caters for functions, openings and a permanent sales display with associated offices. Copper clad walls and an earthy patina to the subdued material and colour palette, settling the building into its golf course location. The floating roof is accentuated by effective lighting by night to give the appearance that the whole form floats lightly over the ponds beneath.