Hidden in a service lane behind Guy Grossi’s restaurant empire on Bourke Street, Arlechin started life as a store room for Guy’s vast wine collection. The brief expanded to incorporate a night time bar and daytime function space: a chance to have a drink in Guy’s personal wine cellar.
Six Degrees Architects
Established in 1992, Six Degrees is one of Australia’s leading architectural practices.
We work across residential, masterplanning & place making, aged care & community, office & workplace, hotels & hospitality, and education; delivering design solutions for new and heritage places. We develop planning and design strategies for large public and private clients to create new urban places and to activate underperforming civic precincts.
The founding principle of Six Degrees is to address human needs through the built form. We design functional, aesthetic and sustainable environments that are commercially smart. This approach has made Six Degrees a specialist in creating high-use places that vary in both application and scale, and that are consummate performers.
When six architecture graduates shared a studio space in Richmond, Melbourne, in the early 1990s it marked the genesis of Six Degrees. The group collaborated on small residential and commercial commissions, public sculpture and architectural competitions. As we debated a name for the practice, the temperature on the nearby iconic Nylex clock read an icy 6°. The name stuck and Six Degrees was born.