The key north and west elevations are
clad in a bespoke curtain wall, glass skin
patterned with a microscopic view
of human bone.
Does the glass screen compromise outlook?
No, because the vital layout of the apartment unfolded
in a way where the view is required, the window systems
are traditionally positioned for outlook within the
How did your experience with glass prepare
you for this specific response?
What has transpired in glass technology over the past
few decades has resulted in an ever growing presence
in multi-residential developments – and not just applied
traditionally for access to light and ventilation. The
application of glass facades that were once typified
for commercial buildings is transferring.
Modern Melbourne apartment buildings, predominantly
the taller city buildings are utilizing glass as the facade
– being applied creatively and producing a very sleek
result. As buildings soar higher, the way we once opened
doors and windows to the outside world is no longer
permissible and simply doesn’t work. Applying that
technology and principles to smaller structures can
incur a big penalty because it is such a small component
of the building element, but aesthetically it offers a much