blurred focus apartments in sydney by tony owen partners
 
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sep 03, 2014

blurred focus apartments in sydney by tony owen partners

blurred focus apartments in sydney by tony owen partners
all images courtesy of tony owen partners

 

 

 

tony owen partners has completed the focus apartments in sydney, a 15-storey tower that is the city’s largest fully steel framed residential building. containing 120 properties, the structure uses lightweight hebel floors and walls and is the first of a number of projects being developed by the merhis property group. this prototype building explores different construction techniques to achieve a high quality design on a sustainable budget.

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the distinctive façade explores the uses of paint techniques to create a blurred effect

 

 

 

the distinctive façade explores the uses of paint techniques to create a blurred effect, which reflects the life and movement of the adjacent freeway. consequently, each elevation responds to a different aspect of the complex urban site. the ground floor contains a continuous retail street frontage activated by cafés and restaurants. the majority of the units are dual storey sky lofts that maximize double height outdoor space and promote natural ventilation.

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the design reflects the life and movement of the vibrant city

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each elevation responds to a different aspect of the complex urban site


external facade detail of the shorter tower


the ground floor contains a continuous retail street frontage activated by cafés and restaurants

 

 

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