Marne Street Apartments
- Type Commercial, Residential
- Client Private
- Location Melbourne
- Description Signs of life at every turn
- Collaborators Peter Cole, Lombard and Jack
- Construction 2015
- Photography Shannon McGrath
Signs of life at every turn…
This new form in heritage surrounds disrupts the model of the monolithic apartment block. A careful study of the contemporary apartment.
A concealed pedestrian porte cochère adds a visual framework for the façade. Golden-mouthed mail boxes sing, not simply collect.
A double height “street” looking west through the centre of the building brings an amplified sense of space to the entry.
A lively and layered connection between the street and the apartments creates a sense of refuge and prospect.
A rear, contemplative garden enlivens the interior “street” views and gives a sense of circulation through the building.
Sculptor Peter Cole wall lights suggest precious stones left by an excavation. Golden door knobs, handmade, tactile, raw, elemental.