A true adaptive re-use project, Part Time Lover is the upgrade of an ‘80s steel and glass pavilion on Pilgrim Lane. Hidden in a laneway surrounded by beautiful old buildings it is a bustling all-day-diner, full of light, greenery, a nice breeze and a bit of a buzz. A modernismo-timber-pavilion sitting proudly upon a little green outcrop, opening to its surrounds, slightly elevated above ground level, creating privacy for its occupants whilst emitting an inviting glow to passers-by.
Internally, there are contrasts of new textures against old, strong volumes and sculptural forms. These forms direct people through the space, flowing between entrances the occupant is subtly guided around the room. The new architecture ties in seamlessly with the old, embracing and enhancing its context, complimentary and subtly contrasting.