In order to maximise the constraints of this challenging site, we decided to divide the residential buildings into 3 equal blocks, all oriented to maximise views whilst also limiting the amount of excavation required. Each block consists of a mix of two, three and four bedroom apartments, all of which feature private shaded terraces with attractive wood decking and views of the city, the gardens, and in some cases, both. The apartments all have private access to the street, as well as the underground parking floor located under each of the 3 blocks.
The two-bedroom apartments are built with young couples in mind; largely open plan and outward looking. Meanwhile the three and four bedroom apartments are designed for families, with carefully designated private and entertaining spaces and facilities for domestic help. All apartments feature an en suite master bedroom, as well as varying amounts of smaller en suite bedrooms and an extra washroom off the living space for guests. Each of the apartment typologies reflect different needs and desires for different life stages.
Alongside the main residential blocks, at the entrance to the site, we are proposing a top-of-the-range sports and health club for the residents. The club will feature a small caf