The architectural response is conceived as an assemblage of alternating projecting forms and aims to create an engaging sculptural object that sits comfortably within its surrounding context. Partly taking its cue from the suburb’s Edwardian past, the formal response could be considered as an abstraction of the exuberance of the Queen Anne period.

The new building is composed as an assemblage of projecting and overlapping bay windows. These elements recall the picturesque playfulness and complex roof forms that are typical of that period.
Deep blue translucent glass is provided as an accent colour to the projecting window forms, recalling the decorative stained glass of the past, while acting as louvre blades for ventilation.

Avenir comprises 33 two and three bedroom luxury apartments, over four levels.

Date:

June 2018

Client:

Cutting Edge Developments

Consultant:

Adams Engineering (Structural+ Civil), Lucid Consulting (Building Services), ERM (Landscape)

General Contractor:

Orange Building Solutions

Photography:

Shannon McGrath