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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Eden Apartments in Sydney, Australia by Tony Owen Partners

 
May 22nd, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

The latest building by Tony Owen blurs the line between architecture and urban billboard. Work has commenced on the EDEN apartments in Sydney. This infill project is located in a varied and complex part of the Sydney cityscape and is visible from many vantages. The office sought to explore the possibilities of adding to the tapestry as a piece of art in the urban landscape. In a unique approach, the final image was chosen from an on-line poll of various options to allow the public to decide the streetscape of their city.

Side View

  • Architect: Tony Owen Partners
  • Name of Project: Eden Apartments
  • Location: Sydney, Australia

Vertical louvres of varying colours and textures create a pattern on the eight-storey facade that is discernable only from a distance. Up close it’s just a part of the colour of the city, by when viewed from afar a distinct image emerges of fabric flowing in the breeze.

Exterior View

Five visual concepts were trialed, including the face of a beautiful woman, and subjected to an on-line vote on architect Tony Owen’s website. Some Council officers even registered their preference, with the abstract fabric design being judged more appropriate than the graphic of the attractive blonde, the floating clouds, the cityscape and the CBD skyline.

Interior View

Eden will have 24 apartments in a diverse mix of layouts, from one to three-bedrooms. The two-storey configurations may have their roots in a traditional Victorian terrace but these have evolved into modern habitats with high ceilings, dramatic voids, double-height windows and wintergardens.

Exterior View

The vertical louvres are there for more than just show; they function for sun control, privacy, and help to modulate temperatures within the apartments. Interiors are bold, with colourful tiles, geometric-patterned wallpaper, exposed storage options, modular joinery, and kitchens designed as large pieces of furniture to maximise the space.

Interior View

Progressive Sydney development company Ceerose is putting the ART into apARTments by treating its latest building as an urban billboard. Vertical louvres of varying colours and textures create a pattern on the eight-storey facade that is discernable only from a distance. Up close it’s just a part of the colour of the city, by when viewed from afar a distinct image emerges of fabric flowing in the breeze.

Interior View

Five visual concepts were trialed, including the face of a beautiful woman, and subjected to an on-line vote on architect Tony Owen’s website. Some Council officers even registered their preference, with the abstract fabric design being judged more appropriate than the graphic of the attractive blonde, the floating clouds, the cityscape and the CBD skyline.

Exterior View

The building at 19-31 Goold Street, Chippendale, overlooks Central Park – the former CUB site. It is called Eden and will have 24 apartments, (one-third?) of which will be double-storey. “The western side of Eden is visible from surrounding areas so we took the opportunity to treat the facade as a piece of sculpture in an urban landscape,” said Owen. “Louvre fins in different colours and textures create an image that plays up the complexity of living in the city.”

Model

The vertical louvres are there for more than just show; they function for sun control, privacy, and help to modulate temperatures within the apartments. While the Goold Street site is compact, demand for Eden is expected to be large. “Chippendale is a great location for the young at heart,” enthuses Edward Doueihi, Managing Director of Ceerose Developments. “It is home to a thriving arts community who will appreciate the artistic effort we are putting into Eden.”

Side View

Apartments come in a diverse mix of layouts, from one to three-bedrooms. The two-storey configurations may have their roots in a traditional Victorian terrace but these have evolved into ultra modern sanctuaries with soaring ceilings, dramatic voids, double-height windows and wintergardens. Interiors are bold, with colourful tiles, geometric-patterned wallpaper, exposed storage options, beautiful joinery, and kitchens designed as large pieces of furniture to maximise the space.

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