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1830 Restaurant & Bar, Port Arthur Visitor Centre.

January 24, 2018

1830 Restaurant & Bar, Port Arthur Visitor Centre.

JAWS Interiors latest restaurant fit-out in collaboration with Rosevear Stephenson Architects is now open!

The new restaurant titled 1830 is located in the recently redeveloped Port Arthur Visitor Centre. With sweeping views of the Penitentiary, gardens and grounds, the 1830 restaurant is a perfect place to enjoy drink after exploring the site.

JAWS worked closely with Rosevear Stephenson Architects to Redevelop the Port Arthur Visitor Centre due to increased visitor numbers creating a demand for circulation improvements and an internal fit-out.

This sensitive yet confident redevelopment offers panoramic views, always encouraging visitors to look beyond, through the trees out to Port Arthur. From the cafeteria and restaurant down to the staff quarters, the view out to the site is always at the foreground of the design.

The furniture takes its lead from the minimal architecture with simple seating and locally made Tasmanian oak tables.
A dark and intimate restaurant steps up toward a moody luxurious dining room closed in from the Visitor Centre with a brass mesh curtain.

The end result is a minimal and sophisticated Visitor Centre that can comfortably cater for the large crowds visiting the convict site.
Photography by Adam Gibson Photographer
Custom joinery by Vos Construction & Joinery P/L

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Project Update!

January 12, 2018

We’re kicking off the new year with some exciting new projects including this recently completed shack at Bruny Island.

More images to come..

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New images have now been released!

January 4, 2018

New images have now been released of our work at Pumphouse Point for both the Shorehouse Addition and Guest Retreat thanks to Adam Gibson Photography.

More images are available on our website.

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Merry Christmas!

December 21, 2017

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year from the team at JAWS!

A reminder that the office will be closed from the 22nd of December  – 2nd of January.

We look forward to seeing you in the new year!

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Project update!

December 19, 2017

Here is a glimpse at our latest interior project in the JAWS office… A newly refurbished dining space set to open early January.

Watch this space, more images to come in the new year!

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Timber Trader Magazine feature

December 15, 2017

Our Three Capes project is featured on the cover of the latest Timber Trader Magazine!


The article written by Finn Seccombe, details the use of timber in bush fire prone areas and uses our Three Capes Project as a case example;

“2016 Australian Timber Design Award winner JAWS Architects has raised the bar with their innovative use of timber

in the Three Capes Track Cabins project. Situated in the picturesque coastal scrub on the Tasman Peninsula, Three Capes Track  Cabins are a perfect example of intelligent

design in timber”


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Tourism Architecture in Unique Places’

December 7, 2017

JAWS Architects were invited to be a keynote speaker on ‘Tourism Architecture in Unique Places’ at the recent Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference held in Adelaide.

The Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference brings together the world’s leading speakers on ecotourism, sustainability and responsible tourism. It brings all the key players to the table – tourism operators, protected area managers, tourism organisations, indigenous bodies and researchers. Increasingly Global Eco is at the hub of partnerships between protected area managers and the tourism industry – across infrastructure and investment, quality, conservation and land management.

JAWS Architects believe it’s important to promote discussions of ideas, innovation and best practice with industry professionals.

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JAWSArchitects featured on Australia by Design!

December 5, 2017

For those of you that missed JAWS’ feature on Australia by Design last week, here is the link!

The Australia by Design series contains nine episodes which count down the top ten architectural project’s in each state and territory.

We are very excited to share that we were not only nominated in the top ten for the Tasmanian category, but were lucky enough to take out the top ranking position for our Three Capes Track.

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JAWS’ Pumphouse Point project is now complete!

November 30, 2017

Designed with daring elements showcasing the lake’s natural beauty and unpredictability. Locally crafted furniture & ceramics all combine to create a space for escape, togetherness and quiet retreat.

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