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Inner-city Potts Point is a dense active locality. The 10 Wylde Street apartments replace an existing building and maintain the form and scale of the street.

From the harbour edge, the building presents a glazed, horizontally articulated volume. From Wylde Street, the building has a masonry character, following the tradition of surrounding 19th- and 20th-century apartment buildings. This street facade ‘twists’ to allow the ground floor to align with the street edge, while providing a landscape buffer. The narrow footprint of the building allows cross-flow ventilation and solar access to all apartments.

Communal and private landscaping captures view corridors while the building form is articulated to maintain adjoining neighbours harbour views. All apartments have large private open space, some with landscaped courtyards, others with large balconies. The building aesthetic makes reference to the architectural heritage of the vicinity delivering a contemporary interpretation of the local vernacular.

When the client/developer laments “We shouldn’t have sold them off the plan,” you know the project has exceeded expectations. SJB has taken a very significant residential site in Sydney and executed a balanced, finely detailed building that not only satisfies the market but will also stand the test of time. With twenty-two apartments over seven levels, the building echoes the proportions of the one it replaces, and as such gives the feeling that this building has always been there.

At ground level the scale shifts to relate to the street and entrance. Curved brickwork cradles the exposed concrete floor plates, creating an elegant yet confident backbone and base. Playful butterfly-like screens allow for cross-ventilation while screening bedrooms from neighbouring buildings. Naturally ventilated stairwells and robust materials point to a client clearly committed to a high-end result rather than a value-managed outcome.

The planning of the apartments reveals the complexity of the project. Each floor plate is maximized and every apartment is saturated in solar access and enjoys one of Australia’s greatest views, down to Woolloomooloo and on towards Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Within the apartments, clever bifolding doors maximize spatial flow from one room to another. In opposition to the well-detailed exterior, ornate fixtures reference the grand residences of the area and draw from a rich architectural heritage.

Responded to the Parisian nature of Potts Point, this project is uniquely designed with a sense of nostalgia. Inspired by the neighbouring art deco buildings, the interior finishes and detailing, such as steel frame glass doors, oak parquetry floors and fluted glass kitchen cabinetry, create a style and level of finish otherwise unseen in multi-unit development.

Inner-city Potts Point is a dense, active locality. The proposed design is to replace an existing building and maintain the form and scale of the street. Seen from one aspect, the building presents a lightweight, horizontally articulated volume. Seen from Wylde Street, the building has a masonry character and follows the proportions of surrounding 19th- and 20th-century apartment buildings. The street facade ‘twists’ to allow the ground floor to align with the street edge, and a landscape buffer. The footpath is widened to improve pedestrian access. The narrow footprint of the building allows cross-flow ventilation and solar access to living areas.

Communal and private landscaping ensures view corridors; and the building form is articulated to minimise impact on harbour views from neighbouring properties. All the apartments have large private open space, some with landscaped courtyards, others with large balconies. Ninety-five per cent of the apartments are naturally ventilated, and most apartments receive direct sunlight to living areas throughout the year. Natural materials – brickwork and copper – will age naturally. The building aesthetic makes reference to the architectural heritage of the vicinity, a contemporary interpretation of the local forms and materials.

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111

Arne Jacobsen

111 One-handle build-in mixer with ceramic disc technology. Available with the option of 25 mm, 55 mm (M) or 100 mm (L) lever This set comes with a 160 mm fixed spout (010) with water saving aerator a...

590V-T37JR

590V-T37JR

Bench mounted mixer handle (500Q) with choice of 25mm, 60mm (M) or 100mm (L) lever. Comes with a bench mounted spout (090V) and circular soap dish (T37JR) Available in polished chrome (16) satin chro...

Andre'

Andre'

Minotti / Rodolfo Dordoni

Andrè takes the concept of the coffee table to singularly elegant heights, a clear demonstration of Minotti’s ability to pair sophisticated design and utmost attention to detail with an e...

Diapason

Diapason

Kreon / Jan Van Lierde

Light made orientable. Thanks to a gyroscopic principle, Diapason can be easily positioned in any direction in order to highlight architectural details. A revolving stop locks the fitting in any pos... More

Dibbets

Dibbets

Minotti / Rodolfo Dordoni

Color combinations based on contrast or tone-on-tone effects and bold backgrounds that create horizontal stripes inspire the motif that distinguishes the Dibbets “Flag” collection of rugs.... More

Holon Tubular

Holon Tubular

Kreon / Kristof Pycke

Holon’s timeless design enables this fitting to find application in a vast range of projects. The simple and yet strong geometrical form earns its place in corridors, meeting rooms and other pu... More

KV1

KV1

Arne Jacobsen

KV1 One-handle mixer with ceramic disc technology, 360 degree double swivel spout with water saving aerator. Available with the option of 25 mm, 55 mm (M) or 100 mm (L) lever. Available in p...

Riley

Riley

Minotti / Rodolfo Dordoni

A series of coffee tables in various sizes, where the expression of elegance is defined by the leather upholstering of the base using a handcrafted process employed for luggage. The table top comes i... More

Still

Still

Minotti

Light and fine quality draw your attention immediately. Yet Still can also boast a profound dimension, minimal elegance as linking up six identical circles in the cube. Nor does the interplay of ref... More

White Sofa

White Sofa

Minotti / Rodolfo Dordoni

Structure and proportions usher in a new architecture of the sofa. White seems to be a composite of perfectly balanced shapes and sizes. The repetitive overlapping of horizontal lines forms a highl... More

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