Designed by Collins & Turner, Barangaroo House is the latest project by renowned chef, Matt Moran. The unique architectural design of the three storey building is modelled on three bowls stacked on top of each other with cascading plants and herbs around the perimeter. The waterfront venue offers three levels of exciting dining, drinking and entertainment in an award-winning building with unsurpassed harbour views.
Park House, rising from the ruins of the Mona Vale Hotel, is an all-new multipurpose dining and social space. At completion, the a five-stage redevelopment project will debut a vibrant array of venues including restaurants, a cafe, pop-up markets, food trucks, event spaces, cocktail bars, a brew bar and outdoor enclaves.
Constructed by Calida.
Photography by Felix Forest.
Calida was contracted by Squillace Architects to undertake the development of 80 Albion, which included extensive conservation works to the former Francis De Sales Church and Presbytery. Located in the heart of Surry Hills these historically significant buildings have undergone extensive renovations to become a new creative and professional office hub.
Original brickwork, timber structures, and gothic features have been retained, with new flooring, paintwork and joinery throughout. The historical conversion of the former church was completed in 2018 and operates as a commercial office building occupied by a number of creative and professional practices.
Set in the heritage enclave of Penshurst, Sydney, architect and designer Telly Theodore was engaged to design an ambitious extension to the modest 1920s brick house.
To access the house, you pass alongside the original heritage brick building and enter a voluminous foyer with a skylight in the upward curve of the ceiling.
Looking up the stairs to the right is the original part of the house which features ornate ceilings and wall panelling throughout. Solid American Oak flooring runs throughout the upper part of the house. Brick is clearly the defining element of the new part of the house. Downstairs features Danish Petersen Tegl handcrafted slim, deep toned bricks which run at 4.6m from the stone floor to the warm toned recycled Oregon timber rafters complemented by Swedish frame doors. The staircase features wide custom Andorra treads alongside the beeswaxed metal bannister.
Inspiration is drawn from Old Europe with the bathrooms featuring custom made marble troughs with the mixture of aged brass frames and tapware.
A dramatic 8.5m drop from street to gully required meticulous planning and technique. More than 100 concrete piles and huge retaining walls were required to make the design come to life.
While old and new are different in character, the two distinct zones are unified by overriding aesthetics.
Calida brought this vision to life throughout a two year construction period.
Acne Studios’s signature minimalist aesthetic is evident in the design of their latest Sydney store, constructed by Calida in 2017. The iconic Swedish fashion label, founded by creative lead Jonny Johansson in 1996, creates designs that are both innovative and timeless. This has translated into a unique retail space featuring a futuristic lighting installation, vast stainless steel displays and a carefully curated selection of premium materials.
Paramount House located in Surry Hills, is home to Paramount House Hotel, Paramount Coffee, Golden Age Cinema, and a rooftop gym with outdoor cafe. Designed by Breathe Architecture and constructed by Calida.
Photography by Katherine Lu
Calida completed the fit out of the second Flower Child restaurant, located in the Warringah Westfield Shopping Centre. The unique circular rotunda is complemented with abundant greenery and plantation style furniture, creating an urban conservatory feel.
Designed by Acme & Co.
Photography by Jovan Matlioski.
Iconic Mosman Pub, The Buena Vista Hotel, was transformed into The Buena by SJB and Tess Regan. Featuring a series of new dining and bar areas, the space is now inviting, light and modern with details in mahogany, brass, stone and glass set against a neutral palette.
Constructed by Calida. Photography by Jovan Matlioski.
The flagship Sydney Omega store at 20 Martin Place was officially opened by brand ambassador, Cindy Crawford, in 2017.
Built by Calida, the store is the retailer’s largest in Australia and spans two levels, and over 847 square metres.
Well known Irish pub, Durty Nelly’s was transformed into The Village Inn in 2015. Designed by Alexander and Co., the heritage building has undergone a complete refurbishment, with an elegant fit out evoking old world charm. It is a beautiful site reinvigorated with exposed brick, wall tiling, leather banquettes, solid wooden floors and a hand wrought communal bar all gently glowing from the warmth of hammered glass wall lights.