The historic Camden Valley Inn has reopened after a major ten-month renovation by Calida, ushering in a new era for the heritage-listed former milk bar. Set on around five acres, the upgraded and restored venue now offers multiple bars, a brand new dining area, a cafe, a pizzeria, accommodation, tab and gaming facilities, a brand new beer garden, covered terrace, and both private and semi-private function spaces.
Calida worked with award winning design firm, Luchetti Krelle, to reinvent a new wing of Canberra’s Ovolo Nishi hotel, creating 17 new rooms in a space previously occupied by internal offices. The new wing includes 14 Snug Sun rooms, designed for the overnight corporate traveller, which are neat and compact making clever use of the limited space. Exposed concrete and recycled timber are offset with original Australian artworks and luxe ensuite bathrooms.
Designed by Luchetti Krelle
Photography by Ovolo Hotels
In 2019 Calida constructed the flagship Sydney store for emerging women’s fashion label Ozlana. Designed by Pattern Studio, the space embraces natural materials and a wintery palette of soft shades blue, pink and white. Located on level four of Westfield Sydney CBD, the boutique features a 2.4m wide brass pivot door with a custom Onyx stone handle. The interior walls and floors are lined with honed London White marble.
Designed by Pattern
Photography by Traianos Pakioufakis
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.