LOCATION: HAWTHORN, VIC
The Quad, designed by award-winning Hayball Architects and completed in 2006, comprises 108 apartments split over a pair of two and three storey buildings.
This bold architectural statement creates a delicate balance where the urban and natural landscape merge seamlessly into one.The buildings share a common palm treed courtyard retreat and many large living green walls that abound with colour and dense green vegetation throughout spring, summer and autumn.
This natural vegetation (growing on stainless steel wire trainers on the side of the buildings) not only offers considerable solar insulation during hot summer months but also creates a unique living environment prized by residents that enjoy the beauty, tranquillity and serenity of a prolific natural landscape nestled into an urban environment.
An exciting palette of internal finishes, including ultra-contemporary black corridor ceilings washed by dimmed wall lights, large windows and high occupant security underpin this cutting edge development in the heart of Hawthorn.