Capella

Urban forms for living around a opening garden

The project is a sequence of intersecting layers and volumes: A landscaped podium forms a folding ground plane of open spaces and gardens while absorbing car park loading and back of house retail accommodation. ‘Resting’ on this platform are two articulated forms of tiled precast and frame.

Between podium and street form is the space of the retail and apartment foyers protected by a single awning plane. Free from the scale and modulation of the street are two fully glazed distorted rectangular forms of precise geometry.

At the heart of this project is the creation of a new open space sequence that begins with the broadening of the footpaths through stepped terraces and setback shops and extends into a new landscaped public square that connects two existing streets. This new public square is orientated north to receive sunlight through the sharp angled forms of the new apartment volumes and is bordered by a stepped series of landscaped terraces.

Within the intersecting forms are a wide range of apartment types with varying section and plan forms. The street front form incorporates deeply recessed and protected terraces creating open space ‘rooms’ while giving daylight to interior spaces. The glazed suspended volumes include a continuous stepped section to create linear thermal chimneys within every room. The garden elevations of these glass forms incorporate a series of continuous vertical blades that are twisted to the north to gently adjust the orientation of the apartments towards the sun and view.

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Capella Apartments Sydney fjmt

Capella Apartments Sydney fjmt

Capella Sydney Apartments

Capella Apartments Sydney fjmt

Capella Apartments Sydney fjmt

Capella Apartments Sydney fjmt

Capella Apartments Sydney fjmt

Capella Apartments Sydney fjmt

Capella Apartments Sydney fjmt

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