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Melbourne’s Best Quality Apartments Handed Over

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Avant Central Melbourne – The 50-storey residential tower in Melbourne’s CBD was handed over three months early with an incredibly low purchaser defect rate of less than one per apartment.

Two and a half years ago leading Australian construction company Probuild set to make a quantum shift in its production outputs and waste reduction. As part of this shift, it strived to eliminate inefficient process, optimise production speeds and reduce rework.

Probuild says, this is because they understand that particularly in the residential product line, settlement risks and body corporate call backs are at the highest level of concerns to its clients, financiers and ultimately, apartment buyers.

So in 2015, the company set a target of no more than two purchaser defects per apartment. Given that most apartments are handed over with three, four, five times this amount of purchaser defects, that number was particularly ambitious.

EZ Australia magazine observes that at the conclusion of more than 2000 apartments, handed over at recent residential high-rise projects Avant, Empire Melbourne, Marina Tower and Victoria One, Probuild achieved a staggering average purchaser defect of less than one per apartment.

The company has proudly achieved this through a cultural shift, supported by the implementation of robust systems and handover processes that make up the Probuild Construction System (PCS).

“Quality buildings don’t just happen and Probuild is on a continual mission to achieve zero purchaser defects. We do this by getting the best out of our supply chain to deliver and de-risk a total end-to-end solution – on site. You can’t outsource production challenges.

“We believe in getting the job done right, after all, can you afford it any other way?” – Luke Stambolis

Probuild’s happy clients at these projects include: Golden Age Group, World Class Global, Mammoth Empire and Hiap Hoe. The company said they would like to thank these developers for giving them for the opportunity to deliver you such premium quality buildings.

“Our Project Management partners at these projects have also been a fantastic support,” said Mr Stambolis.

“Sinclair Brook, Time and Place, PDS Group and KIN Property have all been great to work with.”

Michelin star in Melbourne – Hawker Chan 墨尔本亲民 米其林一星 – 小贩陈翰铭

Known as the world cheapest Michelin-Starred eatery, the Singaporean food stall Hawker Chan opened in Melbourne, December 2017. Providing Melbourne with the tastes of barbeque dishes; namely its signature soy chicken and rice that really impressed critics.

Australia’s first spin off of the original, which started in 2009 and earned Chef Chan Hong Meng his first Michelin star in 2016. This 92-seater restaurant was built for function and efficiency; there is no table service, and often lines that snake out the door. Diners will queue at the counter to place orders or use the self-ordering system (EFTPOS only), collecting their tray when their number flashes up on the wall mounted screens before finding their tables.

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Hawker Chans signature dish, Chicken and Rice is a Budget-Busting $6.80, with a portion that will delight, and leave room for more. The chook is locally sourced, then chopped to order, crisp skinned and succulent having been basted in Chans sweet soy marinade; made in Singapore and dispatched to his outposts in Thailand, the Philippines, Taiwan and Australia. In addition to the soya chicken, there’s also roast pork, char siew (barbeque pork) and pork rib, which come with a choice of rice and noodles. Side dishes are also available of Thai-style tofu, a wonton soup, soy bean sprouts and seasonal vegetables.

With 1000-plus diners every day, it can be loud and hectic, but the service is swift, and while portions aren’t huge, nor are the prices. So if you haven’t already, get in early experience Hawker Chans on Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, before the queue starts.

这其实是一家路边摊餐厅,却在2016年被米其林评为一星餐厅,这是米其林一百多年以来,第一次将一星级荣誉授予路边摊餐厅。摊主”陈翰铭”师傅15岁开始学厨,经过30多年的潜心钻研,独创了特色油鸡饭,在当地也是鼎鼎有名。

食油鸡饭:
这是获得米其林一星称号的爆款菜品,鸡都是经过严格挑选的,经过陈师傅的巧手烹饪,肥而不腻,咬一口汁水鲜美,可能是你吃到的最嫩的鸡肉了!

叉烧面:
面是手工抻拉的细面,就连汤底也是熬煮过的老汤汤底,再配上外焦里嫩的叉烧,简直是路边摊的良心产品!

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这道菜品看着让人心动!陈师傅特地为澳洲市场设计的这款带辣椒的排骨,真的是每个细节都体现了陈师傅的诚意啊!

现在这家店也来到了墨尔本,店内师傅均由陈翰铭师傅亲自在新加坡培训,所有酱料也都一并由新加坡空运过来,真的是保证了原汁原味,让在墨尔本的朋友们也可以体验到纯正的新加坡美食!

这么响的名头,这么好吃的菜色,价格确依旧平民,大部分的菜品仅用$10块以下!

你们看,就连大明星贝克汉姆和林依轮也曾千里迢迢跑到新加坡去排队品尝!不信你看!

Hawker Chan Melbourne

Address : 157 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia.

Tel         : +61 3 9650 8808

Website  : hawkerchan.com.au

A TOUCH OF PAWSON 一抹轻盈极简

John Pawson, a British architectural designer whose work is known for its minimalist aesthetic, has restored a former French hospital and monastery in Tel Aviv‘s oldest, most vibrant neighborhood into the Jaffa Hotel. Together with conservationist architect Ramy Gill and a team of restoration experts, Pawson transformed the 19th century, Neo-Roman landmark for over a decade, maintaining the raw untouched surfaces and blending old with new.

The hotel occupy adjacent plots by the sea in Jaffa – Tel Aviv’s oldest district. Pawson has added a new six-storey wing to house 38 luxury apartments overlooking the 4,000-year-old port, the Mediterranean sea, and the city. The design merges Pawson’s minimalist style with traditional Middle Eastern architecture, converse with mid-century design classics from Shiro Kuramata and Pierre Paulin, topped with modern art by Damien Hirst. 

Alongside photography by Israeli artist Tal Schochat, the remnants of a 13th-century crusader’s bastion wall, uncovered during the excavation of the project, is now part of the modernist lobby.

The hotel is developed by New York-based hotel and real estate company RFR Holding and operated by Marriott’s luxury collection of hotels & resorts.

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以极简主义美学而闻名的英国建筑设计师John Pawson,他将以色列城市特拉维夫最古老、最富活力街区一家前身为法国医院和修道院的建筑物改造为雅法酒店(Jaffa Hotel)。而 Pawson 是联合自然保护主义者建筑师 Ramy Gill,还有一个修复专家团队一起工作,耗费逾 10 年的时间里将这个19世纪新罗马时代地标改头换面,除了维护原始未被破坏的建筑表面,并将新旧建筑完美地融合交汇。

酒店位于靠近海边的雅法地区——也是特拉维夫最古老的区域。Pawson 为 38 套豪华公寓增加了一个6 层高的新翼楼层,有独立的私人入口,可以尽情俯瞰 4000 年历史的港口、地中海和城市景色。整体设计采用了 Pawson 的简约干净和传统的中东建筑风格,向梦想致敬。

综观酒店风格是以当地文化的细节融入当代主题和模式,加上以色列艺术家 Tal Schochat 的摄影作品点缀所有客房。另外,在项目重建的挖掘途中发现了 13 世纪十字军堡垒残墙遗迹,目前已成为新建筑的现代主义大厅的一部分,与设计师仓右史朗和 Pierre Paulin 的中世纪设计进行经典对话;而顶部则是由 Damien Hirst 的现代艺术作品装潢。该酒店由总部位于纽约的酒店和房地产RFR控股公司所开发,并由万豪奢华酒店品牌及度假村集团运营管理。

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