George + Powlett
- Type Commercial, Residential
- Client Private
- Location East Melbourne
- Description Multi-residential Development
Myles Baldwin Design
- Construction 2017
- Photography Sharyn Cairns
- Design Powell & Glenn Pty Ltd (Architecture & Interiors)
- Architect Ed Glenn
Contained yet connected, a sense of refuge without sacrificing outlook, sky or streetscape.
A raw, sculptural off-form concrete wall on the south boundary frames the walkway into the lobby of the apartments.
The façade features egg-crate geometric cells made of patinated concrete; drawing the eye upwards and creating visual interest and privacy.
A double-height light-filled space in the entrance activates the building. Each step is a walk towards the northern light.
Dramatic foliage adds further urban camouflage to the exterior yet allows for interaction and connection between the interior and outside world; and a modern sympathetic language with the heritage surrounds.