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Isis Apartments

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Wood Marsh Architecture
 
location Melbourne
function housing
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Isis Apartments, designed by Wood Marsh Architects, is a bold monolithic form containing eight apartments. The building was inspired by the free-standing and symmetrical mansions along Domain Road. The building maintains the setbacks of the surrounding buildings and places the building within the surrounding walled gardens. The required setbacks have been achieved by creating a tapered pyramidal form, reinforcing the singularity of the building. The three fašades that are visible from Domain Road are symmetrical, reinforcing the reference to the neo-classical mansions of the area. Balconies are recessed within the form. The building is clad in finely detailed terracotta tiles with deeply recessed fenestration. The material is a reinterpretation of the common use of terracotta, mainly as a roofing material, and brick, in the neighborhood. The multi-residential building reinforces the scales and rhythm of the street without mimicking classical styles.

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Isis Apartments
Address
Domain Road 262
Australia
Project is not public!
How to get there? Catch the number 8 tram to the corners of Domain Road and Park St. The apartment building is a 5 minute walk along Domain Road from the tram stop.
Completion 2006
ArchitectWood Marsh Architecture
 
Project ID 3500
Latitude/Longitude 37°50'05S 144°59'16E
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