Standing among the grassy parklands of Bundoora, the fluid architectural design of Parc Vue multi-residential Apartment complex blends the built and natural environments. Using curves to soften the building, and natural timber look panelling that encases the exterior - the structure melds into the surrounding landscape.
Timber-look aluminium battens serve up a visual feast at Docklands apartment
Sydney-based architecture practice Koichi Takada is known for their use of timber to create calm and elegant interiors. But when it came to designing the pool common area of a luxury apartment in Melbourne’s Docklands, they had to find a product that would be materially appropriate for the context.
Floating batten ceiling injects warmth into luxe Melbourne building
Covet recently worked with both builder and architect to create a suspended ceiling using the 30x85 two piece Kabebari profile. We supplied a custom black T section that was affixed to ceiling rods. From there the battens were fastened to the T sections with an acoustic matt infill. The end result delivered by the builder was testament to their tradesmens' skills.
A new 10mm concrete overlay floor was installed at the Axiom Workspaces head office in Sydney. Renowned for creating inspiring workplaces, their own HQ needed to be special. Covet delivered a custom Alabaster with 6mm white marble in the main areas as well as an Ebony with 6mm black granite in the foyer. A truly spectacular space.
Up and coming co-working studio - where culture is everything
Entrepreneur Haus located in the heart of Southbank in Qld, brings form together with function using recycled shipping containers. Their goal for the fit out was to deliver a comfortable co-working space, with a unique look and the ergonomics of a working environment that inspires its tenants to create something truly amazing.
Covet is proud to be part of the new Articolo lighting showroom in Richmond. A custom Concrete overlay floor was crafted to suit the modern aesthetic of this space. The Alabaster with Marble/Dove aggregate blend features in the entrance of the showroom. www.articololighting.com
Covet was fortunate to work with www.acrd.com.au/ on an innovative office fit out in Richmond. Takasho Ever Artwood was selected for a board room cladding feature. Designers have been drawn to the realistic and unique aesthetic of this Japanese timber palette, coupled with its excellent FR attributes.
Ever Art Wood in Central Geelong
A detailed and complex project has recently been delivered incorporating several Covet materials. The main feature being the Mitzosuki bolt fix battens wrapping the corner of the building with LED screen display. All cut to exacting dimension in Japan. We were also fortunate to provide the 1x2mtr Art Board panels on the ground floor cladding, custom blue battens on the awning and lobby concrete tiles. The unique vision of the designers at www.four18.com.au was realised by the install talents of www.citytocoaststainless.com.au/ (battens), and http://www.alcladaus.com.au/ (cladding)
Kihara Landscapes recently completed a stunning traditional styled Japanese tea house in Melbourne. A blend of calming natural elements, methodical placement of decorative features and selection of long lasting Japanese made Ever Art Wood will ensure this tranquil space will serve its owners for many years. The space had several unique Takasho Japan items including custom 3 part exterior screen, lighting, wall cladding and Art Wood. www.kiharalandscapes.com.au
New Concrete Tile and Overlay Swatch
Our new wallet was released today to showcase the unique concrete overlay and tile ranges. Call today for this compact overview of the range.
Covet and Takasho in Païta
Its amazing where a web enquiry can lead. Covet Australia, Takasho Japan and S22 of New Caledonia recently collaborated on theMairie de Païta (Council building) in New Caledonia. A selection of Art Wood colours was chosen for this new building. it was important that a durable timber alternative capable of withstanding the harsh tropical environment was specified. S22 is now subsequently working with Covet to introduce the Ever Art Wood range within the Pacific region.
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Covet Inspiration Space extended
The new addition to Covet's inspiration space has been completed. Titled the 'Art Box' if features the Ever Artwood Kabebari and Artboard series. Thank you to Kihara Landscapes for tying the two buildings tgether with some contemporary Japanese landscaping. www.kiharalandscapes.com.au . If in Melbourne please drop by to take a look.
Covet Gallery Opening
Come and explore the range featured on our website in our Melbourne Gallery. We have created an inspiring space that showcases the items we are bringing to the Australian market. Full of samples and ideas. Email or call for an appointment.
DesignBuild Expo 2016 / Melbourne
Covet exhibited at the recent DesignBuild Expo in Melbourne. This trade fair attracted designers, builders and developers from across Australia. Guests to the stand were particularly attracted to the Ever Artwood range from Japan as well as the Melbourne made 10mm Concrete overlay. The bespoke stand was erected in 2 days and will be rebuilt as part of our showroom.
A Coveted entrance
Covet Artwood from Japan was recently installed in a new apartment development in Melbourne called Spectrum Apartments - Box Hill. Designed by KUD (http://kud.com.au/spectrum-apartments/) and developed by Shangyi Property (www.shangyiproperty.com.au) this building makes a bold, contemporary statement. The designer selected the Covet aluminium cladding system called Ever Artwood from Takasho Japan for the entry lobby. The battens employed were the 2-section ‘Kabebari’ system designed for ease of installation and concealed fixings. The project was pre-cut from shop drawings in Japan and involved over 600 battens. The designers and client were drawn to the fire rating (AS/NZ 3837 - group 1), realistic timber aesthetic, precision and low maintenance aspect of the material.
New lobby for Geelong architect
The Real 10mm Concrete Overlay was recently applied to the new offices of Select Group Architects. The colour selected was Concrete with 6mm Dove aggregate. The entry lobby, some break out rooms and hallway received this timeless finish.
Concrete Overlay and Ever Artwood make top 10 list
Two Covet products were recognised by Architecture & Design in their "most popular products for 2015". This was based on the click through rates from the Architecture and Design product newsletter.
Covet was elated to receive recognition for the Concrete Overlay as the most popular as well as Ever Artwood also making the top 10.
Lorna Jane store designers sought a modern polished concrete floor for their Pacific Fair (Gold Coast) store.
Set-down issues combined with an existing concrete slab that wasn't going to present well when polished made them elect Concrete Overlay.
Covet recommended a self leveller to build the floor up 20mm then applied the 10mm Real Concrete Overlay. The result was a concrete background with 3mm marble aggregate. The floor was presented in a matte/honed finish (the desired result for most concrete connoisseurs).
Lorna Jane was able to achieve a unique, durable and very contemporary finish.
New 'Scale' Concrete Tiles
Concrete Collaborative have created another new bespoke concrete tile in the form of a scale or scallop. Recognised in recent US trade events and by the well known 'Interior Design' magazine these very ornate tiles are ideal for feature wall or floor sections.
New Hex Tiles by Concrete Collaborative
Concrete Collaborative has recently developed an interesting new range of Hex Tiles. Contact us to learn more anout these custom new additions.
New Ever Artwood Light inserts
Takasho Digitec Japan launched their new LED light inserts for the Ever Artwood Aluminium profile range at the EXE fair in Osaka. These unique additions to the range further puts this Japanese lighting designer at the forefront of exterior LED design. Contact us for a quotation.
Digitec lights in Melbourne Sake Bar
A collection of low voltage Digitec lights were recently installed at one of Melbourne's trendiest new Japanese restaurants called 'Sake'. Installed by Kihara Landscapes Melbourne.
New Concrete Overlay showroom in Sydney
An experienced concrete overlay contractor has opened a new Sydney showroom in a refurbished Alexandria hangar. The space provides several colour options across the 10mm Real Concrete Overlay range. Contact us for an appointment.
Covet at Melbourne Arc Event 2016
Covet presented its range in a small boutique setting to over 250 Melbourne designers. The event was a great opportunity to meet new faces and introduce the unque concrete overlay and Japanese cladding.
New Ever Artwood swatches
Contact us for a swatch showing the unique Ever Artwood aluminium range from Takasho Japan. We also have colour samples for the entire collection.