Mosaic Apartments in Sydney

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Mosaic Apartments in Sydney

New South Wales Housing Building in Sydney, Australia – design by Tony Owen Partners

22 Sep 2019

Mosaic Apartments

Architects: Tony Owen Partners

Location: Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Mosaic Apartments Sydney

Typically, Sydney’s southern Sussex Street precinct is the home of historic masonry warehouse buildings. But the new Mosaic Apartments building by Tony Owen Partners seeks to fit in by making a colourful statement. Mosaic, just completed, is a 14 Storey mixed use residential/commercial building. It consists of a 4 storey retail/commercial podium with 37 units above.

Mosaic Apartments Sydney

The façade is dominated by a mosaic of angled window bays in a palette of bright colours to liven up the quiet street. This façade has an environmental purpose. The window bays are angled to maximise the light to units. The site is surrounded by tall buildings and has limited northerly aspect.

Mosaic Apartments Sydney

Mosaic Apartments Sydney

TOP used parametric modelling to calculate the angles and direction of the sun at different times of the day, and directed the angle of the windows accordingly. In this way the technology makes possible a residential building which, otherwise would not have been possible on this site.

Mosaic Apartments Sydney

Mosaic Apartments Sydney

The Mosaic effect is reinforced by the use of coloured side panels which frame the windows and enhance the facets. The masonry podium is similarly uses parametric geometry to reinforce the historic streetscape.

Mosaic Apartments Sydney

Mosaic Apartments Sydney

The main incorporates large areas of off-form concrete which compliments the masonry entry portals and the ceiling is made of back-lit glass to dramatically bring additional light to the space. A feature wall reinterprets the faceted geometry in illuminated sandstone. The lobby includes a café/bar which further enlivens the space. The result is a highly sculptural yet contextual in-fill building.

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Mosaic Apartments, Sydney – Building Information

Architect: Tony Owen Partners
Client: Kazcon P/L
Site area: 5000 sqm
Location: Sydney Australia
Status: Built
Project start date: 2015
Cost: A$30mil
Collaborators: Formed Gardens, AE&D, Traffix, ACE Engineers, CSG

Mosaic Apartments in Sydney images / information received 220919

Location: Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia




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