Tapestry ApartmentsCollingwood VIC Australia
Located in the sought-after neighbourhood of the inner suburb of Collingwood, in close proximity to the established Smith Street retail strip, Tapestry Apartments offers a range of unique living spaces, enjoying abundant natural light and generous outdoor terraces.
Built in a precinct undergoing significant transformation with an eclectic mix of existing buildings and new developments, Tapestry creates a bold and dynamic presence in Stanley Street with a limited frontage of only 10 metres. The project comprises 21 x one and two-bedroom apartments over seven floors with a single basement level of carparking utilising a semi-automatic stacker system.
The building exterior is expressed as a series of distinctive elements, articulated and defined by the recessed light courts introduced along the east and west boundaries. The scale of the neighbouring buildings and the opportunity for overlooking are carefully considered and responded to positively in the design, materiality and detailing of the building facades. The selected palette of profiled raw and coloured concrete, black steel, hand-made tiles and sophisticated joinery elements takes cues from the industrial heritage of the area, yet the building is clearly a bold, contemporary addition to this rapidly changing, vibrant neighbourhood.