Iconic Stokehouse restaurant rises from the ashes

Almost four years after a fire tore through St Kilda’s iconic Stokehouse, the venue has risen again – designed by Robert Simeoni Architects in collaboration with industrial designers TILT.

The restaurant, spread over two levels, sits just a few metres from one of Melbourne’s most famous beaches, yet the new building doesn’t try to imitate its predecessor. Instead, it pays homage to the beachside jetty, with a blackened timber-clad façade. “I understand the burnt/charred aesthetic of the timber batons is also a homage to the previous restaurant and its ultimate demise when engulfed in fire,” says Tim Phillips, managing director of TILT Industrial Design.

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