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Hell of the North Restaurant in Australia by SMLWRLD

Hell of the North Restaurant in Australia by SMLWRLD

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With a design staying true to an the original 19th century hotel, the Hell of the North Restaurant & Bar envisioned by SMLWRLD architects is a welcoming gathering place in Melbourne, Australia.

Wood, steel and stone make for an original interior, strongly connected  to the historical background of the building: “Architects SMLWRLD set out to discover a new relationship between the dining spaces and what is consumed within them. This search lead to the image of a French wine press, a rough crucible refining valuable contents, an inspiration that translated into detailed timber expressions of gentle force, careful layering of color and depth of texture“. The bar is the focal point of the restaurant, partially separated from the dining space by a stone wall, of a great aesthetic effect.

From the daring yellow entrance door to the blue wall surfaces, splashes of color cheer up the atmosphere. SMLWRLD architects collaborated with builders Qube Construction in emphasizing on the historical nature of the site, while the specialists at Volker Haug were in charge of the lighting design. [source: Contemporist]