Projects we love: Marsden Brewhouse
The Marsden Brewhouse by ALTIS Architecture is a welcome addition to Western Sydney, with a mixed-use venue that provides a range of offerings for people of all ages and interests. Designed like a village town, it features a variety of spaces, including a saloon, tavern parlour and piazza, to appeal to diverse patrons. “Each space has its own design narrative, which informed its functionality and aesthetic,” says ALTIS Architecture Project Leader Sandhya Banjan. Various spaces also feature a selection of KE-ZU furniture, offering comfortable and stylish seating to complement the design narrative. “Each furniture piece was selected for a zone and needed to have presence in that zone,” Sandhya explains.
The saloon is a refined take on the classic western saloon with industrial details, black finishes and timber parquetry flooring. The design team selected flexible seating to cater for large groups as well as cosy conversations. Sancal’s modular sofa Happen is a perfect choice for both purposes. Sitting in front of the double-sided central fireplace, the wide and low sofa offers a lounge-like atmosphere for small and large groups.
The tavern parlour is a modern sports bar that pays homage to public houses of the past. With brick walls, barn-style screens and communal seating, the tavern parlour has Old World charm while catering for today’s sports fans. These sports enthusiasts can pull up a seat on Vondom’s Wall Street stools. The design team selected the Wall Street sool for its low profile and supportive back for patrons to sit around communal tables and comfortably watch the games.
The piazza is an outdoor courtyard that caters for all guests and occasions from cosy dining to large celebrations. Trees, firepits, cabanas and a large sports screen make the piazza a comfortable place all-year round, as do Vondom’s Brooklyn stool (below) and EMU’s Round chair and stool (above).
The black Brooklyn stools are alongside the timber dining counters that wrap around planters. “Brooklyn is a durable, heavy piece that complements the commanding tree and bar area,” Sandhya says. The Round chairs and stools have a mesh wire seat that is gently curved for the human body and able to withstand the elements. “The light and airy wireframe profile complements the shade umbrellas and the terracotta flooring, creating visual interest and a mix of lightweight with heavy pieces,” Sandhya describes.
Images courtesy of Marsden Brewhouse