Based 45 minutes outside Sydney, Miranda attracts residents looking for a blend of metropolitan and country style living. Think space, relaxation and rural views.
This project was quite special for the Dreamscapes team as it incorporated two aspects of our services: Interior Architecture and Documentation.
222-224 Sylvania Road is a large residential development comprising 52 apartments. The scope of our project was to design an interior that made the most of the surrounding vistas, whilst our documentation team engaged with construction suppliers to finalise on the most appropriate services and specifications.
A neutral interior with the shoreline in view
Internally, we created a beautifully simple, neutral base with white walls and marble benchtops that can be personalised by the residents. The minimal interior and window placement allowed the stunning views to sing and become the central feature of the living area, rather than the interiors themselves.
The balcony is spacious and north facing. With views of the ocean and shoreline, grasslands and trees, the terrace is designed to blur the lines between outside and indoor living.
A building that changes with the sun
Outside, the façade of the building utilises three different materials. Being so close to the ocean, the materials were chosen for their longevity and response to the salty sea air. With a white rendered finish and timber-effect aluminium and zinc panels, the building assumes a changing colour under different lights and times of the day, whilst the metals develop a beautiful patina as they age.
Problem solving to meet standards and certification
Comprehensive construction documentation was critical for the different stages of this development.
Starting with the construction specification package, we worked closely with structural engineers and the PCA certifier to find the best solution for the building. It was important that the hydraulics didn’t clash with the mechanics, so drawings were amended by our team until we had ironed out all potential problems to meet the strict Australian standards.
After receiving the stamp of approval from the certifier to start construction, we reviewed all documents from the council, assessing every aspect of the construction to ensure the services came into the building correctly, and that the layout still worked for the client after amendments.
The next stage will take us to the tendering package, where we will be ready to take the drawings to the next level of detail. At this point, we will be sourcing contractors and developing the interior and exterior schedules.