The newest apartment building in Victoria’s modern metropolis is an exercise in communal city living.
November 24th, 2009
Located in the heart of the city’s thriving artistic precinct, ‘Triptych’ is an architectural collaboration between some of Australia’s most reputed designers and architects.
The three-sided apartment building, which spans 29-storeys towering amongst some of Melbourne’s most iconic sites on Kavanagh Street, sets out to make a statement against the dreary anonymity of inner city dwellings.
The apartments are distributed over three storeys opening out onto a central nine-metre high glass atrium with a lush vertical garden sprawling with evergreen creepers.
The concept of the ‘Vertical Village’ is to provide communal space for residents to enjoy and interactive, with the same benefits as as a suburban village.
“In creating the ‘Vertical Village’ we had a clear intention to evolve higher density living and create a high rise environment with all the social benefits of ground level or low rise living”, said the design team.
Melbourne artist Robert Owen, together with the design team, created the distinct exterior, a textured and coloured myriad of stained glass windowpanes sprawling the length of the building.
The scalene-shaped building, which occupies a massive 1853 metres squared with sweeping views toward Port Phillip Bay, will generate its own heat and electricity through ‘co-generation’ – a strategy aimed at reducing both body corporate costs and carbon emissions.
Topping off the luxurious living experience is the communal rooftop garden – equipped with a yoga deck and a 25-metre pool.
The Triptych apartments feature Poliform joinery including an Alea kitchen (pictured) along with wardrobes and vanities. Additionally, purchasers of new apartments in Triptych will have the opportunity to work with Poliform’s team of designers to purchase additional features to tailor their apartment to suit their personal needs.
Keep up to date with the latest and greatest from our industry BFF's!
The new terminal interiors at the Hamilton Kirikiriroa Airport celebrate the beauty to be found in transition and a connection to the local identity of New Zealand.
Didier studio celebrates the harmony of democratic design and understated utility with the Gunzel seating and table collection.
Australia’s leading producer of solid-engineered oak flooring has recently launched a new suite of innovative resources to support creativity and ambition in the architecture and design community.
For Living Edge, B-Corp certification was the next appropriate step in a long journey focused on building a truly sustainable and socially responsible business. In 2023 they achieved certification at their first pass, giving customers a new level of environmental assurance and the company an important milestone to celebrate across two decades of staff-led, sector-leading sustainability practices.
Humanscale is the premier designer and manufacturer of ergonomic products that improve health and comfort at work. Their award-winning office solutions – including self adjusting seating, sit/stand desks, monitor arms and task lighting – inspire movement and support the user in their every posture. Humanscale’s Design Studio, based in New York City, abides by the philosophy that […]
On Friday 4 June the design industry came together to award a total of 42 winners, with products ranging from the new generation Cochlear implant system and a sheep drench gun, through to lightweight wine bottles and a hybrid surfboard combining a longboard and shortboard.
indesignlive’s Hong Kong editor, Ben McCarthy, reports on the latest Established and Sons launch, at Lane Crawford, China.
The internet never sleeps! Here's the stuff you might have missed
Graduates’ portfolios embodied their commitment to harnessing design as a force for social improvement at the DIA’s Graduate of the Year Awards 2023.
Caesarstone explores the boundaries of reality with an exceptional new addition to its Mineral Surface collection that blends airy lightness with sustainable performance.
It’s a monumental project in sustainability initiatives and Nightingale Village keeps bringing home the awards. We unwrap the magic that is Nightingale.