Our client purchased the site with a predefined building envelope. This envelope formed the cornerstone of the brief along with the client expectation of a greater design outcome and increased internal amenity.

Courtesy of CHT Architects – Photographs : Christine Francis

Our design process began by refining the existing envelope from what was essentially a large cube by dividing the podium and tower into 4 elements, generating a ratio over the building and enforcing this through contrast in material, texture, and color; therefore creating a different experience from each corner of the building.

Courtesy of CHT Architects – Ground Floor Plan

This rationalization and reduction in mass allowed us to re imagine the building, deconstructing the form to increase access to views, amplify natural light, and reflect the intention of the client to achieve a building that maximizes livability and creates spaces that provide a greater experience to occupants and visitors alike.

Courtesy of CHT Architects – Photographs : Christine Francis

The internal amenity of the development has benefited from this process as well, with all apartments gaining greater access to natural light and ventilation and through carefully designed interiors they have an abundance of livable space.

Courtesy of CHT Architects – Photographs : Christine Francis

 

Project Info :

Architects : CHT Architects
Interiors : CHT
Planning : SJB
Project Year : 2016
Urban Digestor : ESD
Project Area : 27760.0 m2
Builders : Hamilton Marino
Building Surveyors : Group2
Manufacturers : Miele, Axiom
Group Engineers : The O’Neill
Photographs : Christine Francis
Landscape Architect : Jack Merlo
Project Location : Doncaster VIC 3108, Australia
Architects in Charge : David Carabott, Sam Blake

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