Breathe Architecture, Captain Melville – IDEA 2019

Breathe Architecture, Captain Melville

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Amid a colony in a state of dichotomy, 1853 saw the construction of Mac’s Hotel – one of Victoria’s first licensed hotels. This reinvention of a dark inner-city nightclub into a restaurant and bar was inspired by the ghosts of the hotel’s first patrons. In the spirit of this historic rebel narrative, the fitout is conceptually based on the scene of mass occupation of Australia during the Gold Rush.