Apartment 408 Eden Floreat | Hillam Architects

Apartment 408 Eden Floreat | Hillam Architects | Photographer: Nicholas Putrasia

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Apartment 408 Eden Floreat | Hillam Architects

Traditional Land Owners
Whadjuk people of the Nyoongar nation
Year
2023
Chapter

Western Australia

Category
Interior Architecture
Builder
BGC Construction Pty Ltd
Photographer
DMAX photography
Nicholas Putrasia
Project summary

Apartment 408 Eden acts as a sanctuary in its bush setting.
A quiet still place for contemplation and inspiration.
An interpretation of a bush cabin to mirror how nature supports a disconnection.

A darker interior, punctuated with light and aspects of nature deliberately departed from the bright interiors of apartments generally offered.

The pattern of the inverted u-shaped off form concrete framing elements on the outside of the building are reflected through the depth of the apartment’s interior.

A restrained, though softer palette of walnut and black veneers has been deliberately composed into a linear pattern of blades and boxes, to contrast with each other as natural materials do in the bush against to hardness of stone.

The 3.5-meter ceiling folds into a highlight, accessing northern light whilst facilitating cross ventilation.

We wanted to explore the potential to design highly personalised spaces within the confines of a vibrant apartment communities.

2023
Western Australia Architecture Awards Accolades
Commendation for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing

I wanted my home to act as a sanctuary in its bush setting. This amplified my desire to find a quiet, still place to let go of the busyness of work. A space for contemplation and inspiration.
I imagined what a bush cabin feels like, as this truly reflects a disconnection.
Typically, dark interiors, punctuated with light and aspects of nature were relevant.
The contrast of the greens from the landscape brought into the interior against materials which evoke feelings of nature, concrete for stone, walnut for timber and black reminiscent of fires which regenerate the bush are important themes.

Project Practice Team

David Hillam, Design Architect
Felipe Soto, Designer
Jessica Henworth, Interior Designer
Maude Pilot, Interior Designer
Neil Evans, Superintendent
Tom Letherbarrow, Project Architect

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Altus, Quantity Surveyor
CADDS, ESD Consultant
Cardno, Traffic
Douglas Partners, Geotechnical Consultant
Edge Visionary Living, Developer
Milestone, Building Surveyor
PSS, Strata Surveyor
Stantec, Acoustic Consultant
Stantec, Electrical Consultant
Stantec, Hydraulic Consultant
Stantec, Mechanical Consultant
Stantec, Structural Engineer
Stratagen, Bushfire Consultant
Strategic Fire, Fire Consultant

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