Avenue Apartments Melbourne Building

Avenue Apartments, Melbourne Residences, Australia Residential Building, Architecture

Avenue Apartments, Melbourne

Australian Residential Development – design by Elenberg Fraser Architects

26 Mar 2018

Avenue Apartments Melbourne

Design: Elenberg Fraser

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Avenue Apartments

Avenue Apartments

We’ve all heard of a liquid lunch, but liquid architecture? Well Elenberg Fraser have done it again, with Avenue, their latest residential building for Fridcorp, situated on the corner site of Alexandra Avenue and Chapel Street.

Avenue Apartments

Avenue Apartments

This is a building of pure phenomena. Like the ripples that spread outwards from skipping stones across a creek, Avenue is a series of pillowy curtain walls that radiate out over the surface. This ripple effect helps the building turn the corner, giving it a picturesque planning outcome; the fluid surface reflects and refracts the sun’s rays.

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Like a pool of water, Avenue’s surface is cool in the shade, but flares in the warmth of the afternoon sun. The natural surroundings, from the sky to the trees, are captured in the façade – their movements are mirrored in the surface, creating dynamic inhabitation. In this way, the design of the building amplifies the characteristics of the natural world and then rearranges them into discrete pictures.

Avenue Apartments

Not just for looking, the pillowy walls also create bay windows for each apartment, looking up and down Chapel Street, residents stand in the view surrounded by a canopy of trees and the clouds in the sky. Each apartment also has a conservatory, creating a balcony like space within the residence. Contemporary luxury demands a high level of amenity and Avenue delivers: natural light and ventilation, privacy, clear open spaces and an over-arching sense that, like the natural world, this place is built to last.

Avenue Apartments

Avenue Apartments – Building Information

Project size: 19600 sqm
Completion date: 2015
ESD Consultant: Watermans AHW
Architect: Elenberg Fraser
Structural Engineer: Webber Design
Interior Designer: Hecker Guthrie
Council: City of Stonnington
Contractor: Icon Construction
Development Manager: Fridcorp
Fire Engineer: Umow Lai

Avenue Apartments

Photography: Peter Clarke

31 May 2013
Avenue Apartments Melbourne
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Avenue Apartments Australia

We’ve all heard of a liquid lunch, but liquid architecture? Well, Elenberg Fraser have done it again with Avenue, their latest residential building for Fridcorp, situated on the corner site of Alexandra Avenue and Chapel Street.This is a building of pure phenomena. Like the ripples that spread outwards from skipping stones across a creek, Avenue is a series of pillowy curtain walls that radiate out over the surface. This ripple effect helps the building turn the corner, giving it a picturesque planning outcome; the fluid surface reflects and refracts the suns rays. Like a pool of water, Avenue’s surface is cool in the shade, but flares in the warmth of the afternoon sun.

The natural surroundings, from the sky to the trees, are captured in the façade – their movements are mirrored in the surface, creating dynamic inhabitation. In this way, the design of the building amplifies the characteristics of the natural world and then rearranges them into discrete pictures. Not just for looking, the pillowy walls also create bay windows for each apartment, looking up and down Chapel Street, residents stand in the view surrounded by a canopy of trees and the clouds in the sky. Each apartment also has a conservatory, a balcony like space within the residence. Contemporary luxury demands a high level of amenity and Avenue delivers: natural light and ventilation, privacy, clear open spaces and an over-arching sense that, like the natural world, this place is built to last.

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