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  7. Fonda Windsor / Techne Architects

Fonda Windsor / Techne Architects

  • 01:00 - 2 November, 2013
Fonda Windsor / Techne Architects
Fonda Windsor / Techne Architects, © Tom Blachford
© Tom Blachford

© Tom Blachford © Tom Blachford © Tom Blachford © Tom Blachford + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Windsor VIC 3181, Australia
  • Design Team

    Justin Northrop, Alex Lake, Steve McKeag, Melita Kei, Bianca Baldi
  • Graphic Designer

    Golden Hen
  • Construction

    Project Group
  • Area

    310.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Tom Blachford
© Tom Blachford

Text description provided by the architects. A run down heritage showroom in Windsor has become the home of the second restaurant under the banner of local taqueria Fonda Mexican. Demolition of the neglected space uncovered the spectacular shell of the building, and the design was built around highlighting the pre-existing features. This included the beautiful cathedral ceiling and trusses, stained glass windows and other period ornamentation.

© Tom Blachford
© Tom Blachford

A new insertion conceptualises the kitchen at a more vernacular scale, and is surrounded with custom Techne-designed elements include rope-strung benches that reflect traditional Mexican craft and pendant lights based around Acapulco chairs. Complementary furniture imported from Los Angeles provides a unique highlight to the dining room and ties the design to a vibrant geometric floor pattern conceived in collaboration with graphic designers Goldenhen.

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Cite: "Fonda Windsor / Techne Architects" 02 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/442592/fonda-windsor-techne-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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