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Refurbishment in Architecture

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Lee Ho Fook Duckboard Place / Techne Architecture + Interior Design

  • 22:00 - 11 September, 2015
Lee Ho Fook Duckboard Place / Techne Architecture + Interior Design
Lee Ho Fook Duckboard Place / Techne Architecture + Interior Design, © Brooke Holm
© Brooke Holm

© Brooke Holm © Brooke Holm © Brooke Holm © Brooke Holm + 44

  • Builder

    Leeda Projects
  • Structural Engineer

    Efficiency by Design
  • Building Surveyor

    Wilsmore Nelson group
  • Services Engineer

    BRT Consulting
  • ESD

    Sustainability Consulting - Jane Toner
  • Acoustic

    Acoustic Control
  • Custom Lighting

    Custom Lighting
  • Client

    92 Smith Street Pty Ltd (JV between Peter Bartholomew, David Mackintosh and victor Liong)
  • Client contact

    David Mackintosh
  • Notes by

    Jonny Mitchell
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Brooke Holm
© Brooke Holm

Text description provided by the architects. Lee Ho Fook is a Chinese restaurant focusing on old world food done in a new way.

This formed the basis of the brief which was to create an environment that subtly referenced Chinese culture without the use of conspicuous clichés.

© Brooke Holm
© Brooke Holm

The site is an existing 2 storey brick warehouse dating back to the early 1900s, located on a laneway off Flinders Lane.

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Floor area is only 100sqm on each of the 2 floors and space planning was a challenging aspect of the design.

© Brooke Holm
© Brooke Holm

Intention was to embrace the existing character of the building fabric including the street art, and contrast this with contemporary, minimal objects inserted into the space.

© Brooke Holm
© Brooke Holm

Ornament and decoration have been refined into a more minimal approach with the use of linear brass angles adding depth to vertical surfaces of key joinery items.

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Brass detailing on joinery and lighting is a nod to the significance of gold in Chinese culture symbolising happiness.

Cantilevered banquette seating adds a lightness to the small space.

© Brooke Holm
© Brooke Holm

Timber and glass partition screen references Chinese room dividers, and provides a practical solution to the proximity of the main entry to diners.

© Brooke Holm
© Brooke Holm

The existing building has been stripped back to reveal robust timber trusses and raw brickwork, with the existing timber ceiling structure kept intact and incorporated into the design. Existing timber floor on level 1 has been retained, repaired and stained to match other finishes used.

© Brooke Holm
© Brooke Holm

Material palette mainly consists of solid American Oak, brass, terrazzo and brick tiles with leather and custom designed carpets providing a softness to the space.

© Brooke Holm
© Brooke Holm

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Cite: "Lee Ho Fook Duckboard Place / Techne Architecture + Interior Design" 11 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/773451/lee-ho-fook-duckboard-place-techne-architecture-plus-interior-design/> ISSN 0719-8884
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