George + Powlett

  • Type Commercial, Residential
  • Client Private
  • Location East Melbourne
  • Description Multi-residential Development
  • Collaborators Myles Baldwin Design
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  • 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 fa├žade 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.