Idle Architecture Studio | Commercial Road Apartments
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Commercial Road Apartments

Status

Completed 2014

Location

Prahran, Victoria

Photographer

Trevor Mein

Date
Category
Commercial, Multi Residential
About This Project

Located in a prominent position on Commercial Road opposite Prahran Market, this building will be a major landmark in the area and a key element of the surrounding streetscape. Its design has been conceived as a fluid curve-a-linear form that engages with an orthogonal podium. The curved forms give the building a freedom of expression and playfulness that contrast the immediate context and building fabric. The screen to the façade acts as a filtering device and provides a semi-solid surface able to frame the views from within. Utilizing white cement concrete panels, glass and bronze aluminium panels, a composition of heavy and light elements combine to achieve a striking form. All apartments are provided with great natural outlook and amenity and a high level of internal finish. Communal areas, both indoor and outdoor, are located on the first floor, overlooking the street level and enabling engagement and interaction with the street below. The outdoor area is nestled in a finely crafted garden with a canopy floating above and timber paneled walls. The foyer acts as a welcoming, transitional zone and by utilizing a combination of quality, crafted raw materials it feels like an extension of the apartments located above. In total the building accommodates 150 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments, over eight levels.