- Type Commercial, Residential
- Client Private
- Location Mebourne
- Description A hidden botanic place
- Construction 2018
A hamlet of seven apartments sheltered from inner city life, borrowing stories of a hidden laneway, connecting to the botanic history of the area.
Four apartments are contained within an original Marcus Martin building, three new Garden Lane apartments complete the project.
A hidden laneway is activated after a century of limited pedestrian life, serving as the entrance to the apartments. A sculptural off-form concrete wall on the west edge leads into the broad gallery and garden entrance off Kernot Place.
The garden and gallery link the original apartments with the new. The design is alive to the challenges of finding ways to marry the requirements of contemporary living with the original character of the original Martin building.
This new hamlet activates Kernot Place, offering privacy, community and the joys of living in an urban sanctuary.