An unexpected luxury in a back alley of an urban area of Sydney. The pre-existing semi-industrial space has been transformed into a multifunctional wellness centre to emulate the quality of the Australian lifestyle.
All the human senses were considered throughout; texture, sound, light, as well as particular scents. Each space feels distinct, yet seamlessly inter-related, always with a hint of Eucalyptus and cedar wafting on the air, and an abundance of natural light..
The shed-like structure required to accommodate varied programmes within 200 square metres while still maintaining a generosity of space. The interior planning was refined to express itself in an uncomplicated and efficient manner. A particular sense of an Australian vernacular was established- light textures, gum trees, and a verandah out the front. The often- harsh Northern Australian light is dappled throughout the external spaces with simple timber screens. A seamless interaction between the indoor-outdoor spaces.
The pinky hues of fragrant cedar delicately balance with the cool reflections of finished stainless steel and textural hand cut white tiles. Warm grey concrete floor topping unites the spaces, set against a backdrop of ‘polar white’ painted timber work, ‘unforgettable’ grey to the walls and highlights of textured orange granite and Eucalyptus.
Project Name:Shelter wellness centre