This lately accomplished apartment building close to Melbourne, Australia, seems like a grey brick cousin of Tokyo’s well-known Nakagin Capsule Tower—however on a extra suburban scale. Designed by BKK Architects, who’s additionally behind the doll house-inspired extension, the 42-unit building is confronted with cubic protruding volumes capped on the street aspect by monumental round home windows. The outside is roofed with darkish grey brick, corrugated steel, and vertically operating wood slats. The slats and round design components proceed the building’s visible themes via the entry corridor of the building.
Whereas the outside cubes and spherical home windows could resemble the Capsule Tower, the interiors definitely don't. The flats are all one, two, or three bedrooms, with open residing rooms. Items on the entrance of the building get pleasure from ample gentle flooding in via the round home windows. Many models even have non-public balconies.
The inside design is minimal and trendy—dominated by white partitions and cupboards with black accents and window frames. The building was additionally designed utilizing passive house techniques, enabling better temperature stability and management inside. The articulated facade additionally helps to scale back the building’s mass.
By way of: Contemporist