The material chosen for the shells is vertically articulated light coloured precast concrete providing a relationship with the prominent sandstone outcrops of the Distillery Hill development. The elevations have been developed to correspond with the more private functions within and to provide protection from afternoon sun.
To the north / east, a metal/glazed balustrade system has been developed to utilise daytime reflections to provide a surface to the building at the balcony line, suppressing the slab edge. Behind the balustrade is a series of fritted glass panels, arranged to create a greater sense of privacy and to provide a ‘screen behind a screen’ effect which operates both at the individual apartment scale and the scale of the whole elevation.
The metal/glazed system provides a lightness to the buildings material character appropriate to its height and heightened environmental screening to the recessed balconies.