Restaurant Navi has recently been shortlisted in the prestigious national Eat Drink Design Awards for 2018.Designed by Finnis at the beginning of the year, Restaurant Navi is a fine dining restaurant in Yarraville in Melbournes West.
With rapidly rising housing prices and population growth in Melbourne and Sydney making the market more difficult to crack, there is a call for better social housing and apartment blocks in our cities. However, new builds aren’t always the only option as refurbishing and remodeling older apartment blocks and units is a perfect way to sustainably propel properties into modernity.
With new statistics showing that 20% of the global energy is being used by buildings and households, it is becoming more and more apparent that a push for sustainable buildings is not only beneficial for decreasing household utility costs but also for long term environmental factors. Read more →
Denfair has been and gone and we thought it would be good to have a review of some of the latest design trends, influences, and new ideas. Denfair is a curated design exhibition in Melbourne. It focuses on upcoming and existing Australian designers as well as international design that is at the forefront on the world stage. Through visiting the exhibition and talking to many of the designers, the trends in modern and luxury design are clear.
As planning for Melbourne changes and is ever scrutinised, local councils are responding and changing the way in which projects are reviewed and accepted, but this can make it difficult to know where you stand.
Bayside City Council announced in May that it would be implementing measures to allow approvals to processed faster and has worked with architects throughout this time to ensure the measures are put to the best use. Finnis Architects, which recently directly received news that these processes and additional staff are now in place, has had a strong and positive history with Bayside including having won the Bayside Built Environment Award for a previous project. Read more →
This year, Finnis Architects hit the ground running by presenting not one, but two projects at the Australian Institute of Architects Victorian Architecture Awards. The awards, which celebrate the very best in built architecture in Victoria were capped off last night at No Vacancy Gallery where the entrants and winners were acknowledged at the public awards exhibition. This was a fantastic opportunity for us to not only reflect, but celebrate the achievements made.
Recently, Finnis Architects competed three teams in the Australian Corporate Triathlon, which raises funds for beyondblue. The event, which was held on Sunday saw nine Finnis staff compete with each member from each team completing one leg of the race whilst being cheered on by the rest of the staff and their families who had all come out to support us.
Congratulations Craig Smith on an outstanding achievement being recogised as a finalist at the Master Builders Association of Victoria’s Excellence in Housing Awards. You should feel extremely proud and are a worthy finalist.