2016 Auckland Architecture Awards Winner
Brothers Brewery & Juke Joint BBQ
This design seamlessly fuses manufacturing and production processes - the literally fluid process of brewing beer - with the occasion of hospitality and entertainment. It is a superbly understated addition to an otherwise bleak and inhospitable fringe of the city. The scene is set with an intimately proportioned external courtyard and main entrance framed by veranda seating to one side and a delicatessen-style food dispensary to the other - a very well-conceived moment of arrival and pause prior to the main event. The main volume of the re-tasked warehouse is seemingly untouched, yet the environment has been enhanced immeasurably by an elementary series of spatial, structural, material and aromatic interventions. This intricate - and almost impossibly carefree - interior simply invites relaxation.