ROTHELOWMAN wraps rippling metal ribbons to melbourne apartments
ROTHELOWMAN wraps rippling metal ribbons to melbourne apartments
jan 21, 2016

ROTHELOWMAN wraps rippling metal ribbons to melbourne apartments

ROTHELOWMAN wraps rippling metal ribbons to melbourne apartments
all images courtesy of ROTHELOWMAN




australian architecture and interior design firm ROTHELOWMAN‘s proposal for a $12 million residential scheme in melbourne features a façade clad in sun-stroked metal ribbons. called ‘brasshouse’, the development is an homage to the timeless character of metal, illustrated by the rippling, sheen effect of the building’s exteriors.

on the exterior, the metal ribbons create a sense of movement and form the outdoor balcobies




located in the city’s hawthorn east suburb, the aesthetic of the brass ribbons wrapping around the entire building instills a sense of movement. the use of the metal is continued throughout each apartment in small accents and finishes. brass trimming can be seen in the kitchen and geometric bathroom spaces, which is balanced by the tap-ware and complemented by the subway-influenced tile backdrop.



‘there’s something timeless about brass, which is ideal for these homes because we’re designing contemporary living spaces in a very well established location,’ comments ROTHELOWMAN interior design associate alicia lynch.

renderings show the apartment’s lightly decorated interiors with brass detailing

the practice has designed bespoke furnishings exclusive to the brasshouse scheme

the kitchen / rippling effect of brasshouse’s exteriors seen integrated with its interior finishes

the bathroom / the residential scheme is located in melbourne’s hawthorn east suburb

close up of the ribbon façade which wraps around the entire building



  • I am not one for too much statement in a neighborhood, but this is a fine looking building in and out. Good one.



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