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The Archer Hotel Development

It was announced in Adelaide’s Advertiser yesterday that The Archer Hotel will be going under a $2m-plus transformation to make it a benchmark for pubs in SA. RAD-Studio is proud to inform its followers that it has assisted the Bloody Mary Group with its initial drawings and consultations.

The changes will include construction of a three-level, terraced beer garden at the rear of the heritage-listed building which will revert to its former name, The Huntsman Hotel. The proposed beer garden will be built over three levels and connected to the original building by bridges across a void that will be full of trees.

We will provide updates throughout the project and show off a little more of what we do in the process.

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Melbourne InDesign

Saturday Melbourne Indesign was held over 22-23 August and shows why Melbourne has been and still is a big front-runner for design in Australia!

RADS went along to see what is the latest and greatest..

Throughout three precincts; Mebourne CBD, Fitzroy & Collingwood, and Richmond, showrooms were booming showing of the latest and greatest products and designs. Boasting the best in furniture, fittings, equipment and more we got a great chance to see products Adelaide is starving for. We cant wait to use some of the products and inspirations for up coming projects.

The products themselves were not the only stars of the show. Some of Melbourne’s culinary delights certainly sweetened the deal, with World Pizza Champ Johnny Di Francesco of 400 Gradi cooking pizzas in the Smeg showroom, amongst many other showrooms putting it all on.

Installments throughout the city certainly made Melbourne Indesign a complete event. CafeCulture Insitu welcomed guests with a fantastic installment constructed out of 3000 ribbons (so I was told) to physically experience the ‘idea process’.

It was a great experience for RADS to get amongst some up and coming designers and their products to use on future projects. Each time I go back to Melbourne they seem to reach the next level. Not just in a design sense but the total package. Collaborative efforts are in your face with executive chefs working with top designers to make a dining experience more than a treat for taste buds. This certainly follows through to residential trends, with demanding unique lifestyles seeking individuality.

Adelaide has a long way to go yet until we have the luxuries of Melbourne’s products on show and design culture. With events like Indesign we certainly do not miss out, it’s great for RADS and our clients to see some of Australia’s best in design!

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Pirie & Co. The Social Club

Hi everyone,

Here’s a nice little write up from Adelaide Now about The Social Club.

FAVOURITE BAR/MUSIC — The Social Club @ Pirie & Co, 121, Pirie St

This new drinks and music hotspot is a speak-easy by day and a tapas bar by night. It’s a great place for after-work drinks, to catch a music act or to start a night out with dinner and drinks.

“This new gem of a bar looks hot, I’ve been fortunate to check it out a few times and it already impresses,” Paul says. “It’s got a cool, quirky interior, good vibe and great drinks selection, it should do well. “And what a great location! I love Adelaide’s new bars as much as the old ones …”

The Social Club in the old Wine Underground … a new favourite.

Story: Kylie Fleming, Adelaide Now
Picture: Mike Burton.

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5AA Interview

Talk back radio station 5AA’s Peter Godfery, interviewed Chris about the importance of retaining mature trees and how they can be incorporated into design. Recent removal of some historical trees has sparked debate as to whether we see the value in the irreplaceable natural assets. There was a good discussion as to why we take the easy road and choose to immediately remove any trees in our path. The result, simply to consider the sites we work with. There is so much hidden value in natural sites. Architecture can be used as a means to engage with us to the natural sites and to present lifestyles typical approaches can never offer.

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Beaumont Development

Rowlands Architecture Design Studio owner Chris Rowlands is encouraging developers not to wipe out the natural landscape on their properties, but use it in the design of a new house.

Chris has designed a new Hazelwood Park home to safeguard four historic Moreton Bay Figs – known as “The Paddocks Beneath” – that sit on the property.  The Glynburn Rd trees, which form part of the original gateway to Hazelwood Park, are no longer protected after the State Government revised its tree laws in 2011. But Mr Rowlands said it was important for homeowners and developers to consider the value of the trees before bringing in the chainsaw. He said the watered-down tree protection laws made it too easy for developers to remove trees without considering how they could be integrated into the design of the house.

“Revised tree laws allow developers to easily come through and demolish natural landscapes, rather than designing to work with some rare sites,” Mr Rowlands said.

“The consideration that goes into development in residential areas appears to be focused on profit and not the opportunity for unique living.”

Source: News Limited

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Beaumont Development

For anyone interested in luxury investment properties or a secure and quiet luxury home in Hazelwood Park, South Australia, Beaumont Property Developments has something just for you. The project is in its final development stages and plans have been approved by council. If you would like to know more please click here.

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