"The form derives from the art of barrel-making, particularly the process of the curvature and manipulation of the stave."


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Barossa Valley, South Australia

When Architecture connects emotionally with its’ owners it becomes an emotive form of art, as with all art it is closely followed by personal subjectivity. The approach to design was to understand and capture what makes Seppeltsfield Wines and the wider Barossa Region such a unique and beautiful part of South Australia.

The design philosophy was borne watching the experienced craftsmen wield their tools, as they contort and convex each timber stave into an iconic, recognisable form – the barrel. This icon represents the many facets and complexities of the Seppeltsfield history.

Oscar grows from the vineyard, its staves emerging then twisting to create the unique built form.

Intro were committed to create a highly expressive and contemporary design that sits within it organic setting. Without the stave, there is no barrel and without Oscar Seppelt, and now Warren Randall to continue his legacy, there is no Seppeltsfield. These two influencers have taken the prevailing village and augmented such for the benefit of theirs and the next generation.

Oscar will be a global icon of 6 star luxury – a generational piece of architecture which will catalyse conversations for decades that come.

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This is where the conceptual framework of the deconstructed wine barrel is expressed - through contrasting materials and transparencies throughout the series of contorted staves arising from the vineyard.