Designers from Smart Design Studio has finished a project at with contemporary architecture for easy going and functional living.
The Heritage is a building where the architecture and interiors have been designed together, seamlessly as one. It’s also a building where two different scales and styles, separated by 100 years of construction, are brought together. The nett result is a building that forms a refined transition between North Sydney CBD and the surrounding suburban areas, enjoying the benefits of both.
This apartment has a core in the centre, housing bathrooms, WC, laundry and kitchen/ pantry. This pod, which is a signature of SDS’s work, results in a functional arrangement of rooms that is easy to live with, is very private and has great circulation and flow. There is also an abundance of walls for hanging artwork and furnishing. This core is clad with dark stained veneer wood on all sides, except the hallway. These full height panels, with flush minimal detailing, house all the functional elements of a kitchen and create a calm backdrop to the living areas. They mate beautifully with the crisp white walls and Shima Scuro stone used on the floor and kitchen island, in a classic and enduring style. And to give emphasis to these materials, as well as the view, all other components are flush, minimal, recessive and white.
From the inside, the connections to the outdoors are strong. This has been achieved with full height glass in the living room and master bedroom, flush thresholds and adjustable-retractable sun-shading louvres. The solid spandrels on the balconies give a very private and punishable dimension to that ‘outdoor room’.