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Earp Bros had a lot to celebrate on the eve of April 27 at their highly anticipated White on White showroom launch. Not only has the family-owned company now been in business for 135 years, they have just opened one of the most stunning showrooms we have ever seen. (And boy have we seen a lot of showrooms!)
The essence of the design has been the concept of "a garden within a Library" which respects the relationship of the former St Brigid’s Library and Blackburn Gardens, and the Library as a community hub with a variety of spaces for undertaking different activities and services.
The Library has been cleverly designed over three levels using a flexible floor plan for changing future needs and incorporating the use of zones for different activities and programs.
For people outside the design profession, it is often the finished product that most represents what designers do. Yet for those within the professions of architecture and interiors, the reality of practice is embedded in the processes and dynamics of teamwork and collaboration.
Operated by the Sir Richard Branson-owned Virgin Group, Virgin Active gyms cite being a ‘force for good’ as one of their main principles. Despite the luxury quality of their offerings, they also began the affordable Virgin Active RED gym model in South Africa, where they hope to attract and benefit the growing middle class ..
The AVEO Norwest’s retirement precinct site provides an exciting opportunity to develop a range of accommodation for people requiring various levels of care that will integrate into the established infrastructure and development of the Circa precinct.
Living edge showroom, highly commended at the 2015 idea awards. The interiors balance old and new, restoring the original Heritage woolsheds while creating a contemporary space for display of furniture below..
The Galeries is a lifestyle and cultural destination for fashion, art and music. There is nowhere else in Sydney where you can find an inner city hub with such a diverse mix of boutiques and retailers housed in the one space.
A compact historic hotel located in Sydney’s CBD has been transformed into a vibrant new city venue. All upper floors were redesigned and refurbished, presenting a variety of experiences within a compact city building.
Tubbs view + hamilton corner - light practice has been working closely with bates Smart to provide a complete interior and exterior lighting solution for their latest multi-residential project; Defence Housing Australia (DHA).
LIGHT PRACTICE is excited to be working with Juicy Design and Caon Studios on an innovative and complete architectural re-design on an existing large scale multi-building complex, and together converting it into a luxury gallery, restaurant and retail space like no other! Stay tuned.
LIGHT PRACTICE has been appointed by BVN Donovan Hill Architects to provide lighting design solution for a new Woollahra Library located in Double Bay. We are very excited to be working once more with a creative team of BVN Donovan Hill!
Kuwait Ambassador residence, Canberra is one of Light Practice's latest lighting design projects working along side Domenic Alvaro, Principal of Woods Bagot. We are very excited to yet again be creating a forward thinking design concept with the Woods Bagot team.
Light Practice and WMK worked closely with the client, consultant team, and builder to create a sequence of spaces which respond to the dynamic, changing requirements of a health club environment, capture the essence of the Virgin Active brand identity and ethos, and perform from a function and maintenance point of view.
Virgin Active Singapore has been featured in the XAL magazine 25 released for the 2014 Light + Building. This is first of many Virgin Active Health Clubs that Light Practice will be designing in the years to follow.