Quay Quarter Lanes
Formally, the new building shifts and folds, fluidly responding to spatial influences and contextual constraints. Mass appears polished and ‘grounded away’ with setbacks swelling and receding, softening the transitions by gently sliding back from the street facade line.
Sitting against the Sydney sandstone, the choice of steel grey bricks has been made to contrast and sharpen appreciation of both materials. Solid brick panels, perforated brick screens, and black steel horizontal ribbon ledge elements alternate and interweave within a vertical organizational grid to lend the façade a woven fabric-like visual quality. Perforated, bronze anodized screens provide flexible sun shading and privacy to the apartments. The daily sliding and angling of the adjustable screens give an animated surface with a random undulating movement—a daytime and nighttime dance of fine-grain environmental adaptability.
This article originally appeared in studiobright.com.au