Sitting proudly by the water at Barangaroo in Sydney, Barangaroo House is an eye-catching building housing three levels of restaurants and bars. As part of a new interview series in partnership with Peroni Nastro Azzurro which explores the creativity and passion behind a selection of Australia's best contemporary venues, Softer Volumes spoke with the Barangaroo House team about its unique style and flair and the creative concepts behind the venue's design, menu and overall experience.
Inspired by Japanese design, Ben Richards moved from the UK to Tokyo to pursue a freelance photography career. In the two years since, he has built up an impressive portfolio of clients and projects, including Aman, Blue Bottle Coffee and Tokyobike. Softer Volumes spoke with Ben to learn more about how he approaches projects, his influences and inspirations, and the intersection of design and photography within his work.
Whether it’s a restaurant serving New Nordic cuisine, a cosy coffee shop, or a brewery with an unusual approach to craft beer, Denmark’s capital offers something unique in every neighbourhood.
Throughout the hotel, the design is centred around encouraging social connections and building authentic relationships — an idea fostered by the hotel’s founder Yoshitaka Nojiri.