MIXED USE, ST LEONARDS
47 apartments | 800m² retail
Balancing tenderly on the precipice of a mixed use and residential zone, this development bends to both worlds by offering a sensitive design solution in the middle.
The residential component on ground level mimics the typology of terrace houses, whose forms have been rejuvenated with a modern edge. Each terrace has its street presence and landscaped garden to allow for an exclusive sense of entry.
Apartments on upper levels, have its own balconies or terraces to capture an internal landscaped environment, as well as a north-east aspect view in the distant landscape.
The distinctive identity of this building is further enhanced by the unique facade that wraps around, displaying not only light and shadow but also offers privacy and visual stimulation to the eye. Seen from across the street this building stands as a unique urban art form. The architecture and artwork are integrated to provide an iconic piece of architecture that reinforces a sense of place.
The innovative facade invites vibrancy into the streetscape and re-energises the area by delivering a visual package that varies in appearance, reacting to the users within. The internal environment also becomes enriched by the ever-changing filtering light, seducing the user into the feeling that one is walking through a sunlit forest; it calms, protects, nurtures and rejuvenates, whilst remaining in connection with the active street life below.
This building is designed not only for its occupants; this building has been designed for the community; to develop a sense of place and to instigate social gathering and activities.