项目概述 | Description
这个公寓开发项目坐落于的墨尔本埃斯特维克（Elsternwick）郊区的格伦·亨特利路（Glen Huntly Road）上，将为这个商业和住宅区注入新鲜血液、带来新的面貌。这个名为Element的十层塔楼式公寓楼位于一个显眼的街角基地上，通过其极具特色的建筑形式和自然材料，成为了其周边环境中的地标性建筑。该公寓楼共有83套公寓，首层设有商业零售空间。这是Glen Eira地区中的首个此类开发项目，也是政府新推行的社区区划法规下在当地完成的第一个项目。
This apartment development in Glen Huntly Road, Elsternwick, will provide a new ‘face’ to this commercial and residential environment. Located on a prominent corner site, the ten storey tower forms a beacon in the neighbourhood through its strong form and use of natural materials. The development features 83 apartments and retail space on the ground floor. It is the first development of its kind for the Glen Eira region, being the first project delivered locally under the government’s new neighbourhood zoning regulations.
▼公寓楼外观，exterior view of the apartments
地理位置 | Key features of the location
The corner site offers a confluence of major scenic vistas and local infrastructure, responding to the local immediate need for a scalable and vibrant multi-residential development that is respectfully set against the small existing built forms of the surrounding neighbourhood. Element Apartments was the first building in the city of Glen Eira to be over 5 storeys.
▼公寓楼外观，十层高的塔楼位于街角，exterior view of the apartments, the ten-storey tower is located at a corner site
项目的独特之处 | How is the project unique
In order to tackle the challenge of delivering a high-density design in a typically low-density area, Plus Architecture took the unique approach of using the three storey walk-up model as inspiration, essentially placing three individual forms on top of each other thus reducing the size of the building to a more relatable scale.
▼公寓楼外观，以三层为一个单元，将三个独立的建筑体量堆叠在了一起，exterior view of the apartments, placing three individual forms, each of which is a three-storey model, on top of each other
Overall the building is split into ‘podium’ and ‘tower’. Sky terraces on the upper levels are clearly articulated in the façade and the apartments on the lower levels punctuate the striking façade with rippled concrete. A lightness is achieved in the building’s upper levels through these sky terraces which broaden the building to encapsulate the scenic views experienced from the main road.
▼公寓楼外观，上层塔楼空间中以空中平台为特色，下层裙房则以带有波纹的混凝土外观为特色，exterior view of the apartment, the tower features for the sky terraces, while the podium features for the striking façade with rippled concrete
The design scheme uses a pallet of natural materials to create a contemporary architectural language of clean lines and strong forms. The result is an articulation of forms and selection of materials that promotes a vision of a vibrant and active residential and retail future for the immediate precinct. The building is thus united by a set of rules and similar treatments which produce differing outcomes that engage thoughtfully with both the immediate and distant surroundings.
Each of the sky terraces that make up the tower are designed to twist in plan opposite to the preceding sky terrace below. This movement is achieved by cantilevering balconies of different distances, yet which keep the façade and internal amenities essentially the same throughout. The result is a distinct shifting of each of the sky terraces against the others in plan and silhouette which can be appreciated from both far away and up close.
▼公寓楼外观局部，上下相邻体量的空中平台在平面上处于相对的扭转位置上，partial exterior view of the apartments, each sky terrace is designed to twist in plan opposite to the preceding sky terrace below
The façade design achieves a certain scale and careful rhythm with its clean lines and strong forms. A fine moulded concrete grain patterned façade is experienced on the pedestrian level which is set against the battened walls and ceilings in the foyers that greet residents and guests. The rhythm continues as the podium engaged with the neighbourhood at a human scale along the street-level. The retail-only space at the base provides and ensures the continuous provision of amenity for residents in the community.
▼公寓楼的裙房外观局部，精致的压模混凝土纹理外观营造出一种韵律感，partial exterior view of the podium, the fine moulded concrete grain patterned façade achieves a rhythm
▼公寓楼入口门厅，板条状的内墙面和天花板配合着压模混凝土纹理外观，the foyer of the apartments, the battened walls and ceilings complement the fine moulded concrete grain patterned façade
▼公寓楼入口门厅内部，隔墙上开有不规则的大洞口，interior view of the foyer with large irregular openings on the partition wall
The ground floor apartments are raised one metre from the footpath so, when combined with the balustrade and glazing treatments, the apartment residents can appreciate the same level of privacy as all other apartments.
▼公寓的起居室，the living room of the apartment
▼公寓餐厅，the dining room of the apartment
▼公寓厨房，the kitchen of the apartment
▼公寓卧室，the bedroom of the apartment
Project team: Plus Architecture
Client: Lechte Corporation & Linacre Developments