1889년도에 건립된 호텔, Carringbush Hotel를 새로운 지역문화의 중심공간으로 리노베이션 작업
Built in 1889 as The Friendly Societies Hotel, The Carringbush Hotel, as it is now known, has been a cornerstone of Abbotsford’s social history.
Within the walls of a Victorian-era pub in Abbotsford, Melbourne, DesignOffice has created an elegant fashion showroom that doubles as a private residence. A paredback approach to restoring the clarity of the spaces from beneath years of accumulated alterations and additions is complemented by a series of considered contemporary insertions that come to represent the building’s layers of history.
Built in 1889 as The Friendly Societies Hotel, The Carringbush Hotel, as it is now known, has been a cornerstone of Abbotsford’s social history. The clients, who had been longtime friends of DesignOffice co-creative directors Mark Simpson and Damien Mulvihill, were committed to maintaining this important neighbourhood establishment. “They were keen to ensure their custody of the building continued to give something to the community and, as committed vegans, sought out a local operator who would share their vision and lease the ground floor as a vegetarian pub,” says Mark. Having previously lived in a converted warehouse, the clients also recognised the opportunity for the adaptive reuse of the building’s ancillary spaces to create a series of elegant, multipurpose salons in which they could show fashion collections, host clients and live during the week.