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The Brief.

Charged with the rebranding of The Templestowe Hotel, Enth Degree Architects was required to create a modern hotel design that is attractive to all generations.  

With a philosophy to always consider the people who will benefit from their designed spaces, “our signature is the eye for detail across seamlessly integrated environments, and our rational approach to both form and function,” explains Esther Choi, Senior Architect at Enth Degree.

Innovative Hotel Design

Before the renovation, the sports bar and bistro all read as different spaces. The new design allows the patrons to easily navigate the space and a slight rebranding of the hotel to ‘The Tempy Hotel’ is done by using custom neon lights and signs indoors.

The areas now read as one venue but preserve their own identity through playful yet timeless hues; various types of seating areas; and by adding an attentive use of texture, tone and finishes.

The Templestowe Hotel, Materialised fabric, hotel design

“We’ve had frequent on site communication with the builders from Supreme Construction and carpenters at Ellwood Woodworks. They spend their time making sure that all finishes, details, fitted furniture and bars are exactly as per detailed drawings,” says Esther. “And by working with acknowledged suppliers like Materialised we get the best quality for the look we want to achieve. This attention to detail can clearly be seen on the custom banquette seating and bars.”

Materialised Product

Enth Degree chose a selection of our readymade vinyls and velvet. Esther explains this is because “Besides the availability of many colours and quality (high rub rate etc.), the price is also very cost effective.”

Textile Design, Customisation & Printing – From Scratch!

Original jacquard

“My client needed to reproduce a discontinued, woven fabric which had a small-scale, refined almost tartan feel to it,” says Laurent Demay, Project Manager for Materialised at our Melbourne Design Studio.

“Using our WeaveUp textile design tool, we could play with the design to get exactly what they wanted. The adaptation of colour and scale is exactly what makes WeaveUp so user-friendly. It enables me to become the textile designer for my client, to achieve their exact vision for this project.”

Basketweave textural digital print
Recreating the textural feel with digital print, using WeaveUp
Custom banquette, WeaveUp textile design

By selecting the appropriate base cloth, in this case Crypton Mia, we successfully create a textural looking fabric which is in fact digitally printed at our factory in Sydney.

“The printed fabric is great because it allows us to play with colours and sizes. The end result looks like a woven fabric, but with a high performance quality suitable for a commercial hotel venue,” explains Esther.

The Result

A very ‘Instagrammable’ space to share!

Aside from the client being happy, everyone involved in the construction and process was also satisfied and got a sense of achievement by being a part of this project. And despite the lockdown and changing regulations the hotel has been frequented by patrons from all ages and areas.

Hotel design, banquettes

When asked what Enth Degree are excited about for 2021, the team responded, “To design and create more sympathetic spaces to reflect people’s needs for a comfortable and satisfying environment, without compromising on the architecture and style of our firm.”

And if this project is anything to go by, we are quite sure that goal will be accomplished.


The Team & Credits

Interior Design: Enth Degree Architects
Photography: Steve Scalone
Carpenters & Upholsterers: Ellwood Woodworks
Exterior & Interior Signage: Cube Signage & Design
Materialised Team: VIC