Discover Architects Anthony Burke and Gerard Reinmuth’s Australia in the second edition of the Wallpaper* and Tudor watches Style File series
On our second stop on the Tudor Style File world tour, we get the inside track on Sydney’s thriving architectural scene, plus the city’s most pristine pool and salubrious speakeasy.
As seen in Wallpaper*, photographer Andy Barter
Anthony Burke & Gerard Reinmuth
Architects Anthony Burke and Gerard Reinmuth reveal their insider guide on how to spend your time in Sydney – from a 40-minute wake-up swim to a day-long lounge on Palm Beach
We reckon that this is the only installation / pop-up cookery book shop made entirely from paper cups anywhere in the world. Designed by local Brisbane architects, A-CH and installed with the help of the owners and friends Scrumptious Reads also sells kitchen gadgets.
Shop B14, 168 Grey St.
An Aussie take on Frank Lloyd Wright Peter Muller’s 1956 beach house sits on the edge of a cliff face just 7m below an adjoining road and 15m above the water. Muller was a maverick, organic architect so all the interior spaces – 29 hollow cylinders, made of curved concrete blocks – are interconnected.
949 Barrenjoey Road, Palm Beach
A stunning seawater pool, with the Tasman Sea lapping at its edge, the bracing, Olympic-sized Bondi baths have been a landmark of Bondi Beach for more than 80 years. Great place to hang out and/ or do lengths. Early morning is particularly magical.
Bondi Icebergs, 1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach
As soon as you clock the big blackboard menu written out in Italian, you know that this Potts Point trat is the real deal. Try the grouse minute steak and the fried calamari with aioli.
12-16 Challis Ave Potts Point. Sydney 2011
White Rabbit Collection
Home to one of the world’s largest and most significant collections of contemporary Chinese art, the gallery focuses on quirky and confrontational works produced after 2000. We loved Dong Yuan’s 42 paintings of the views from every stairwell window of her six-storey apartment building.
30 Balfour Street, Chippendale
Start off with a swim, dry off with a walk up Palm Beach to the lighthouse and then repair to The Boathouse’s large timber deck. A no-reservations, BYO kind of place, lunch on delicious deli food, then grab a coffee and a rug and waste the rest of day on the lawn.
Barrenjoey Boathouse, Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach
The Establishment, is a great little hotel with just 31 rooms. A short walk from Sydney Harbour and the Opera House, it was voted best boutique hostelry by the National Australian Hotel Association back in 2006. What makes the Establishment really special is its veritable gastrodrome of a food and drink offer … three different bars (one with a 42m long marble bar) and three different restaurants. You can eat in Ottoman Empire-inspired splendour at Hemmesphere or sample modern Japanese cuisine at Sushi E. Get elegantly sloshed in the Gin Garden or nicely tanked up in the Tank Stream Bar. Who could be ante this Establishment?
5 Bridge Lane Sydney 2000
TWO AUSTRALIAN ARCHITECTS WHO ARE BUSY SPREADING THE DOWN UNDER AESTHETIC
For such a young country, Australia has a remarkably rich and credible architectural heritage. Harry Seidler, Walter Burley Griffin and Glenn Murcutt all helped to shape Australia’s contemporary landscape with their down under spin on modernism and urban design. Now Gerard Reinmuth, of Sydney architectural partnership Terroir, and Anthony Burke, head of school at the city’s School of Architecture, think it’s time the rest of the world got to know about the thriving antipodean aesthetic. Next year Reinmuth and Burke will be heading up the creative team for the Australian Pavilion at the 2012 Venice International Architecture Biennale, presenting an exhibition, ‘Formations: New Practices in Australian Architecture’, challenging traditionally held beliefs about what architecture can be. ‘It’s very exciting to see where architectural work is heading – the new domain areas that are being explored and the vitality and variety of innovative architectural types Australia seems to foster,’ says Burke. The duo typify the laid-back but forward-thinking mood of contemporary Sydney. ‘Australian design is confidently local – unfussy with a fair amount of irreverence,’ says Burke. His ideal Australian lifestyle is all egg-flips, Sydney Rock Oysters and the boutique bars in Darlinghurst. Architecture-wise, his stand-out building is the 1956 Richardson house by Peter Muller in Palm Beach, which, he says, channels Frank Lloyd Wright ‘in a beautiful and eccentric Australian way’. as for Tasmania-born Reinmuth, his Aussie staples include Vegemite (‘for hangovers’), the Sydney Opera House (‘a magnificent apparition hiding a million lessons for every architect’), and, his favourite time of day, ‘7am on a body board in the surf’.
TUDOR takes us for a spin in the seductive high-speed world of motorcycle racing with its evocatively named new line, Fastrider.
Discover Fashion designer Masha Ma’s China in the third edition of the Wallpaper* and Tudor watches Style File series
As seen in Wallpaper*, photographer Alexandre Guirringer
Discover architect Juan Pablo Rosenberg’s Brazil in the fourth edition of the Wallpaper* and Tudor watches Style File series
As seen in Wallpaper*, photographer Vava Ribeiro
DISCOVER DESIGNER SUSANNA WÅHLIN’S SWEDEN IN THE FIFTH EDITION OF THE WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES
As seen in Wallpaper*, photographer Elisabeth Toll
DISCOVER PERFUMER GEZA SCHOEN’S GERMANY IN THE SIXTH EDITION OF THE WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES
As seen in Wallpaper*, photographer Noshe
DISCOVER FASHION DESIGNER MASSIMO ALBA’S ITALY IN THE SEVENTH EDITION OF THE WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES
As seen in Wallpaper*, photographer Riccardo Bagnoli
DISCOVER ARCHITECTS BÉNÉDICTE MONTANT AND CARMELO STENDARDO’S SWITZERLAND IN THE EIGHTH EDITION OF WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES
DISCOVER HAT MAKER GRIS UCHIYAMA’S JAPAN IN THE NINTH EDITION OF WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES
DISCOVER GALLERISTS STEVE PULIMOOD AND PAYAL PAREKH’S USA IN THE TENTH EDITION OF THE WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES
As seen in Wallpaper*, photographer Jeremy Liebman
DISCOVER FASHION DESIGNER LUU ANH TUAN’S HUNGARY IN THE ELEVENTH EDITION OF THE WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES
As seen in Wallpaper*, photographer Carol Sachs
DISCOVER FASHION DESIGNER CHARLIE CASELY-HAYFORD’S UK IN THE TWELFTH EDITION OF THE WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES
Even seasoned travellers welcome the insight of the right sort of local, a gently guiding hand in new territories or a fresh take on the familiar. With this in mind, we’ve put together a series of Style Files, country-specific, cliché-dodging dossiers and in-the-field notes for the contemporary explorer who really knows where they are going.
Discover designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance’s France in the first edition of the Wallpaper* and Tudor watches Style File series
As seen in Wallpaper*, photographer Andy Barter