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Brief Published: 15 Feb 2012

Flexible ‘Film Set’ Restaurant Interiors


Offering an interesting alternative to the formality of high-end dining, Neild Avenue restaurant in Sydney, Australia, features flexible interiors reminiscent of a half-completed film set, lending a transient quality to the gastronomic experience.

Designed by Rome-based architect Carl Pickering, the restaurant is housed inside a cavernous industrial shell in the trendy Rushcutters Bay area of the city. Two unfinished wooden house frames, covered in canvases painted by local fine artist Anthony Lister, stand proudly in the centre of the space. The roofs of these freestanding structures can either be hoisted up using a pulley system to create an open dining area, or lowered to form a more intimate setting.

Proving that there’s definitely an appetite for concepts that dare to take a step off the beaten track, Neild Avenue’s low-key ambience is reputed to have already attracted something of a cult following among the local fashion set.

Neild Avenue