Thor’s Hammer has just finished the making the recycled timber components of the fitout at Akiba, Bunda st, Canberra City.
We went along to the trades opening, the venue looks fantastic! It’s full of recycled timber, awesome steel work and the food is incredible, with heaps of fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
Akiba was designed by Adam Dettrick Architects – 2014 ACT Architecture Award for Residential. They have done an amazing job transforming the space from a cold building foyer to an electric and exciting restaurant / bar.
As you walk into the venue, look up. The 200mm x 200mm ceiling feature beams in the entry way have been produced by Thor’s Hammer in Blackbutt recycled from the Q Stores Woolstore in Alexandria.
When you get to the bar check out the super heavy 60mm thick Blackbutt bar top and bottle shelves. This timber was salvaged from purlins in house rooves, re milled and finished at the Thor’s Hammer workshop at The Brickworks, Canberra.
The tables at Akiba have been made by Thor’s Hammer from100 year old floor joists salvaged from the Wedderburn Scales Factory in Ashfield.
A really interesting feature in the room is the timber fish scale wall cladding with neon lighting. This wall highlights the difference between the old rustic surface straight from the demolition site and the lighter colour where the timber has been machined back to reveal what lies underneath. Thor’s Hammer employed the services of a CNC router to achieve this affect, we didn’t install the neon signage but think it looks pretty cool!
The lights over the bar have also been produced by Thor’s Hammer in recycled Blackbutt.
Get down to Akiba, do yourself a favour and get stuck into the pork bao from their menu, you won’t regret it!