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After a detailed site analysis it became clear that this small (200 msq) but uniquely positioned site offered the opportunity to sustain two high amenity apartments . The living spaces are planned as north facing indoor-outdoor spaces that conjoin with the leafy grounds of the South Yarra Library and fill with dappled light that filters through the vibrant green of the library’s golden elms.
Responding to this natural beauty, the form of the building folds upwards and allows the ground apartments ceiling line to become an open plane maximising views. The first floor balcony juts out into the trees, folding upward for privacy whilst also forming a covered entry point for the ground floor apartment. This building is conceived not so much as an object but a series of fluid internal and external spaces, with an open form folding to shape those spaces and allow a free flow of space within. Design is published under Mellios Amore Architecture.