Sydney-based architecture firm studioplusthree designed a minimalist apartment where you can completely unwind. Thanks to careful detailing, the practical necessities of structure and storage are integrated in an approach of simplicity and sophistication.
Studioplusthree combines craftsmanship, innovation and attention to detail. Their design approach merges a contemporary aesthetic with a desire for quality and beauty. The context of the location also plays a role, where they are guided by the surrounding landscape. Furthermore, all their projects are approached with the same values. Their realisations are both residential and commercial.
Visual reduction with tactile warmth.
Their recent project, Cremorne Point Apartment, is located on Sydney Harbour and completely blends in with its natural surroundings. The architectural firm has created a light, peaceful home characterised by simplicity. Originally built in the 1980s, this residence suffered from an outdated and complicated layout. Although the spaces appeared generous, they were disconnected from the natural panorama and views of Sydney Harbour. The living space consists of simple and natural materials such as pale oak, porcelain and brass, set off against neutral white surfaces. Visual elements and material connections are reduced through the use of clear details, creating an interior of peace and tranquillity. This approach bathes the rooms in soft, natural light, bringing warmth and serenity to the daily lives of the occupants. The bathroom features porcelain tiles that give the space a seamless quality while custom-made mirror units hide in the cabinetry. Cremorne Point Apartment combines an approach of visual reduction with tactile warmth. In short, the experience of natural phenomena is enhanced by a subtle change of light and time. In every project, studioplusthree has the ambition to be both refined and robust, craftsmanlike and contemporary. According to Imagicasa, they succeeded with flying colours.
Photography by Ben Hosking
Design Team: Julin Ang, Simon Rochowski, Joseph Byrne, Sreeja Basak
Structural Engineering: Cantilever Consulting Engineers
Fire Engineer: FERM Engineering
Builder: Laycock Constructions
Artwork: Hellen Haggath “Another Angle”, Gina Bruce “Day Passing Sequence”, Courtesy of ArtBank