Triptych Residential Tower
Interior Design 2010
Located at 8-10 Kavanagh Street in Melbourne’s Southbank arts precinct, Triptych represents a residential development which has redefined the concept of vertical living not only in Australia but on an International scale.
Developed as a community of linked neighbourhoods within a single building shell, the apartment interiors reflect innovative, contemporary spaces and a timeless selection of materials. Key initiatives have been developed in response to the desire to set new benchmarks in original apartment design.
This has seen the introduction throughout the residential levels, of three storey high ‘village hubs’ forming the focal point for residents. These are spaces of intimacy yet have a cosmopolitan feel. They house the lift lobby and access walkways to the apartments and include furniture, artwork and landscape elements where residents can relax and socialise. Natural light and ventilation is provided by “breathing” glass screen walls which employ environmentally sustainable principles to control the transition of the external environment to within. These principles have also been introduced throughout the apartments.
The apartment interior planning has successfully achieved maximum access to natural light via placement of living areas and primary bedrooms to the building perimeter and, uniquely from the study, media, bedroom and the internal central atrium. Masterplanning has achieved maximum flexibility for the developer due to the introduction of a central spine housing all hydraulic, structural and mechanical facilities. Cross ventilation via perimeter windows importantly captures prevailing breezes.
In response to a clear consumer need for increased storage, the integration of no less than 6 metres and up to 20 metres of full height storage space has been cleverly incorporated.