bloodwood from Matt Woods Design

By: Matt Woods Design  16-Jun-2011
Keywords: Building Design, Architectural Design, Commercial Design

The three chef owners, Jo Ward, Claire van Vuuren & Mitch Grady, have all come from fine dining backgrounds having met plying their trade at the infamous Claudes in Woollahra. Set within a bar like environment the desire to bring the opportunity for a pretense free fine dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere to Newtown has been the major priority for the Bloodwood crew. As such the interiors have been designed to compliment the inner wests social hubs attitude and are designed to be warm, inviting, interesting and unique.

The inner Sydney urban environment has been reinterpreted through the implementation of reclaimed, recycled, or recyclable materials. Reclaimed & fsc certified plantation timbers  & construction waste form feature ceilings, walls, banquette seating and tables.  Every seat in the house has led another life before moving to bloodwood and paints have been selected with low or free of VOC's. Lighting plays a big part in the interior refurbishment with LED's used for bar and deck features. At night the deck's mood is enhanced through recycled jars with a simple tea light candle, while the suspended and knotted cables in the dining room are finished by dimmable cold cathode long life compact fluoro's.
De materialisation has been a focus with a conscious effort made to retain and work with the primary structure of the existing building. Further efforts have been made to ensure new interior elements do not impede the natural cross ventilation of the space.

Keywords: Architectural Design, Bar Design, Building Design, Commercial Design, Hospitality Design, Interior Architecture