Helen Morgan

Hecker Guthrie Transforms a Former Church into the Old Library Restaurant in Australia

by , 01/18/13


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The designers took the original structure of the building and re-imagined the interior. They kept the exposed beams and timber lining, but incorporated oak, linen, white timber and steel to create a touch of contemporary style.

Despite the cavernous space of the building, Hecker Guthrie encourages a sense of intimacy in the restaurant. They developed a series of rooms and partitions to form modern spaces within the building. They even included a quirky homage to the old pace, with an illustrative mural of a bookcase adorning the walls.

+ Hecker Guthrie

Images courtesy of Shannon McGrath

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