2005 interior design awards finalist
This apartment is located at the end of Darling Point in a 22 storey, early sixties apartment building. The C wing has a breathtaking aspect which encompasses Rushcutters Bay, the bridge and the bulk of the harbour. Our brief was to provide a space that would allow a retired country couple to comfortably entertain and enjoy the views when in town. Our main design idea was to enhance the view by concealing it at entry. The view was revealed, under control, as one progressed through the space via a wall that undulated both in plan and height. This wall defines the edge of the central raised hallway, shields the study at the entry, supports a deep floating credenza unit that serves the living zone and embraces a large central column thereby subduing it. The apartment plan is simple with private and public space strictly regulated. The harbour bay views are allocated to the L shaped public space whilst the private spaces huddle in one corner opening to the roof and garden scape of Darling Point. The simple idea of ambiguity is evoked by the opening of the north western corner, creating 'apartment as balcony' when desired by the occupants.
gregory J. coleman pty ltd
vrd detailed joinery
rt + dj fairbrothers
chapman hutchison associates