It’s no secret that everyone covets corner apartments. More light and better views, right? Well, not so with Abode318, our new Melbourne CBD residential apartment tower, where everyone gets a view: it’s democracy in action! Look closely at the wave-like 55 storey form and you will realize that each of the horizontal and vertical waves consist of individual rooms articulated as protrusions, creating the effect of a set of drawers pulled out at random.
These drawers gives residents the chance to give their home an individual identity as well as coveted corner views up and down Russell Street, challenging conceptions of the homogeneity and limitations of apartment living. Each apartment has a presentation to the street, creating a collection of variably expressed individuals.
▼公寓楼远景，具有波浪形外立面， distant view of the apartment tower with a wave-like facade
This is CBD living with comfort, amenity and style. Instead of being one of many, each of the 450 apartments is an individual home.
▼从远处街道看公寓楼，公寓楼享有城市的广阔街景，exterior view from the nearby street, the apartment tower features an amazing street view
▼外立面细节，三维曲线立面为建筑增加了一些柔性特征，同时减小风压，details of the exterior facade, the three-dimensional curve achieves a softness and decreases the wind pressure
▼外观局部，每一处水平和垂直的波纹都是由单独的房间组成的，details of the exterior view, each of the horizontal and vertical waves consists of individual rooms articulated as protrusions
▼外立面细节，采用Low-E玻璃，details of the exterior facade with the low-emissivity glass
The building achieves a softness that skyscrapers can’t achieve, because they need vertical facades; Abode318’s three-dimensional curve is an innovation in construction technology. In addition to articulating individual apartments, the curved form also has environmental benefits – art and science! The undulation affects wind pressure, which determines the fluctuating amplitude and breaks up downdrafts to protect pedestrians. Abode is clad in low-emissivity glass that appears as a pink blush from the exterior, yet is clear from the interior. The base of the building incorporates industrial design through the detailing of the decorative mesh screen that surrounds it.
▼建筑下层立面细节，使用网筛状立面，details of the base facade of the building, surrounded by the decorative mesh screen
Inside, follow the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur through the white and silver communal interiors. Silver and white travertine walls adorned with wall reliefs become Ariadne’s thread, leading up to the apartments designed by Disegno.
▼建筑室内采用白色的色调，配以神话形象的装饰物，interior space with the white tone and myth image decorations