Rose Bay Apartments

Timber box above gardens to live by the bay

Our inspiration for Rose Bay Apartments came from the unique nature of the site a gently sloping landscape right at the edge of the waterfront of Rosebay. The natural sandstone walls of the bay, the grey ironbark of the boardwalks and wharfs, the great figs and richness of the landscape and foliage as it meets the bay have been the elements we have looked to for inspiration in the design of these homes and apartments.

We have created a very different kind of residential development that is closely related to these natural elements blurring the distinction between landscape and architecture and integrated with the great beauty of Rose Bay.

The project has been conceived as two separate but related residential accommodation: a series of individual garden homes merged with the landscape and four generous single level pavilion apartments.

The garden homes are nestled into the gently sloping landscape of the site. Each level of these individual houses opens onto terraces courtyards and gardens and is entered through a gazebo-like entrance conservatory that gives views over the garden to the bay. The houses are deeply nestled into the landscape to give sheltering and insulated rooms characterised through their garden setting. The materials of these homes, stone, terracotta, masonry emphasise this relationship to the landscape while the large glazed doors and windows open to the view and fresh air.

The pavilion apartments are created within a timber pavilion that seems to ‘float’ over the landscape. This carefully proportioned pavilion in grey timber is inspired by waterfront structures and wharfs in ironbark and boards. It is almost as if the pavilion could have floated up from the bay to hover over the sandstone terraces and courtyards of the site. Automated louvres, sun screens and large operable glazing make this a sophisticated pavilion structure able to respond to the outside climate and the climatic preferences of the occupants inside.

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