Achieving an Edge rating on this well-positioned residential project was a priority for our client, so too was creating a secure and tranquil living environment with spacious accommodation, not the norm for a lock-up-and-go lifestyle.
Despite its prime location as a corner building in the upmarket suburb of Hyde Park on sixth road the residence maintains privacy from the outside world, and for its tenants internally, through the clever placement of screens and green walls. This treatment of the façade works to make the passages of the apartments both private and sheltered, and is achieved through the combination of indigenous planting with the slender steel pillars of the exterior skin, the colours of which are drawn from the bark and leaves of the distinctive eucalyptus trees in the surrounds. The elegant colour palette is continued through the use of natural stone for exterior cladding and is further enhanced by diffused, warm lighting throughout.
All of the luxury apartments have 3 sizeable bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms. The design of the spacious lounges and open-plan living areas flow comfortably to the entertainer’s kitchens, and it is this sense of movement that infuses each dwelling with the airy feel of a large house rather than a typical apartment.
A third of the apartments have dedicated gardens, and the first and second-floor apartments have balconies, all have access to the serenity of the landscaped courtyard in the centre of the building. A contemporary water feature made of aged steel, with a reflective mirrored surface, mutes the sounds of city living aided by the recirculation of water.