PROJECT ILUKA RESTAURANT
Marine Pde, Maroubra Beach, Sydney 2035.
Redesign and conceptualisation of the pre-existing hospitality space with ocean views.
Client desires a functional open plan and multipurpose space embracing the ocean views. Connecting the interior with the exterior is essential in reflecting this destination’s ambiance. The design vision is to create a calming seaside restaurant influenced by the Balinese aesthetic while preserving the local essence.
The Balinese aesthetic is defined by connecting tradition and history to the excellence of craftmanship observed in the artistic carvings and creations formed by the local people. Typically, Balinese architecture is based on connecting with the outdoors by structurally opening the space. Balinese architecture and design is based on the project location and the incorporation of natural materials including stone, timber, bamboo and straw. These elements found on the island are incorporated in the design with a touch of contemporariness.
The conceptualisation of this project is based on creating an authentic and modern Australian style. By focusing on the context and history of the site, the principle concept integrates the significance of the Indigenous background. Enhancing the talent of craftmanship and the coastal fishing traditions, the project is designed to display the Indigenous art and tools, similarly to a exhibition galleria.
Intertwining the cultural heritage with the contextual features offers richness to the project. By incorporating the surrounding natural elements to the materiality and colour scheme this creates an aesthetic seamlessly suiting the seaside location.