Belle magazine, December - January 2017
An article within interviews David Seargeant the Managing Director of Events Entertainment and the visionary behind the QT Hotel realisation, branding and all.
The article explores the many QT hotels existing and planned of which Indyk Architects team has been and is involved in QT Sydney/ QT Melbourne /QT Perth and QT Wellington NZ.
Indyk Architects is proud to have been the creative architects for the unique guest room suites, in the award winning QT Sydney hotel. We congratulate AHL for having the commitment and vision to develop this extraordinary transformation of two most significant Sydney buildings into a design hotel 'par excellence'
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QT Sydney, unveiled in September, is the first five-star hotel to be built in Sydney's CBD in over a decade. But the $60m project, a fusion of two historic buildings (the State Theatre Building, which is listed on the State Heritage Register, and the Gowings Building, which was the first multi-storey department store in Australia), isn't your typical five star hotel; it's a boutique hotel.
Goodbye Gowings, hello QT. Frances Hibbard checks in to Sydney's newest boutique hotel and finds a vibrant, creative scene that's as much a magnet for locals as for visitors.
Interview with David Seargeant - the client and visionary behind the QT hotel group and Shelley Indyk the director of Indyk Architects.
The Worlds End - a house perched dramatically on the coast of New South Wales, Australia, contains an impressive collection of art.
When presented with her clients, art collection, architect Shelley Indyk deliberately avoided designing them a home that looked like a galley. It helped that she had a ruggedly exposed 500m2 sloping block on the breathtakingly beautiful New South Wales coast with which to work.
"The house needed to celebrate its incredible site by having the inside and outside work together," "It was more important to open it up and let the interior breathe than to enclose it like a gallery."
Shortlisted for the Timber Design Awards
QT Sydney awarded the Greenway Heritage Award 2013
South Coast House shortlisted in the new Houses category
White & Black arches add drama and intrigue to the street appeal of the Embassy Theatre, Wellington's oldest surviving picture theatre. At the end of the hallway bottles gleam inside octagonal niches set into a white marble wall.
Australian Company, Amalgamated Holdings, leases the Theatre and manages Event Cinemas in New Zealand. The architects- Indyk Architects, Australia, have worked with the client on many projects; however, the heritage value of the Embassy made this a unique project for Indyk.
The works at the Embassy Theatre won the NZ Heritage award 2012
'A Lighting Design Point Of View' is a journal collated by the creative team at Point Of View, a design consultancy specialising in architectural lighting, audiovisual and theatre systems design. The company consists of architectural lighting designers, architects, interior, industrial, product, and furniture designers, set&stage lighting designers and a diverse range of skills which delivers award winning international work.
Indyk Architects have collaborated with POV on a number of projects published in their journal, such as The Paddington Inn Hotel Sydney/ The IIlawarra hotel Wollongong/ The Event Castle Hill Gold Class Cinema Sydney/ The Embassy Theatre Wellington NZ.
"Functional furniture located within the concrete elements of stair and upstairs"
Ah, The serenity. It comes in different forms for different people. For the occupants of the terrace house in Sydney's inner east, it happened when Shelley Indyk, of Indyk Architects, remodelled their home by introducing an arrangement of calm, soothing spaces with a unique connection to landscape.
First impressions of the old terrace house in Paddington, in inner-city Sydney were the benign northerly aspect and the hugeness of the borrowed landscape view of nearby Trumper Park. The clients brief was about 'living on the site' and making use of the inherent positive aspects.
Pubs have done a roaring trade in Australia since Tasmania's Bush Inn first opened its doors for business nearly 200 years ago. Sydney's Indyk Architects have ensured that the custom will carry on with their recent Maroubra pub refurbishment, a blend of local materials and rational planning. Creating an intimate cove within the pub, an 'internal tent' is formed with a taught striped canvas wall - ceiling skin. Demonstrating the designers incisive and sensitive treatment of materials throughout, the intense field of stripes in the otherwise simple rectilinear volume becomes optically lavish.
Castle Hill Gold Class
The intent of the design for this cinema lounge was to create mystery, delight and inventiveness, elements with which cinema is synonymous. The architects worked closely with the lighting designers, Point of View, to integrate seamlessly the lighting effects with joinery elements and architectural features. The form and arabesque of actual film, looped and ribboned through space, became a generating force.
Paddington Inn Hotel
Each room or space within this venue had its particular design idea, story and mood.
With its reputation for find food and enviable location at the junction of Sydney's best street shopping area - Oxford and William streets - the Paddington Inn has long been a particular favourite for female patrons, day and night. So it was fitting that the venue's latest reincarnation was designed by an all-female team at Indyk Architects (and brought to life by Infinity Constructions).
Shelley Indyk of Indyk Architects was first hired to redesign the interior of the Paddington Inn in 1987. Twenty years later, she returned to recreate this award-winning venue that is now within the Solotel Hospitality Management portfolio.
Shelley Indyk is interviewed by Industry magazine.
Pub design in Australia, and particularly in Sydney, has 'come out' in the last decade. Old time publicans can well remember the days of washing down the tiled Pub walls and floors after a heavy night's trading; the very male, raw interior world of the Main Bar, and its separation from the carpeted secluded, Female Lounge Saloon.
Today, Pubs are virtually the Public Living Room of the Street. The Bar now opens onto the street in a way that was unheard of in the past, and beckons all to enter and enjoy. The Quality of food is important, as in the quality and diversity of interior spaces.