Over its 15 years Technē has completed landmark projects for Melbourne institution Movida, Porsche, Tonka, Mazda and Deka Immobilien as well as multi-residential developments such as Park Edge Terraces and Iris Apartments.
Technē specialises in bespoke architecture matched to a keen understanding of commercial function and design durability. The studio’s work is informed by art, engineering, the environment and sustainability. Led by Justin Northrop and Nick Travers, Technē focuses on bespoke and authentic design, where each architectural response is unique to its context and human usage. This has seen Technē take the logical step of expansion into the hotel sector. The studio is currently working on hotel projects in South Australia, Tasmania and New South Wales.
To celebrate, Technē hosted a party at one of their recently completed hospitality projects, the Garden State Hotel on Flinders Lane in Melbourne.
Words by Sammy Preston.
On the 20th of October, Sydney celebrated the opening of the annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition decorating the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk with over 100 sculptures by artists from across the world. Champagne titan Perrier-Jouët joined in the festivities with the unveiling of The Enchanting Tree, and a special private twilight tour of the exhibition by artist Harrie Fasher in the Bondi Headland.
The Enchanting Tree is a sinuous sculpture which embodied the image of champagne overflowing – each branch of The Enchanting Tree coiled lightly around flutes of champagne which guests could pluck and sip from at their whim. The tour wound down with an intimate dinner at the Icebergs Dining Room and Bar where Head Chef Monty Koludrovi created a bespoke three course menu for the evening, paired perfectly with some of Perrier Jouët's finest rosés.
Sculpture by the Sea is open to the public from the 20th of October till the 6th of November, 2016.
Sculpture by the Sea sculpturebythesea.com
Perrier Jouët perrier-jouet.com
Words by Christina Rae.
Photography by Ken Butti.