The Buchan Group’s latest addition to the Melbourne skyline is a 19-storey residential tower, fit with a distinctive rippling façade.
The Emerald is footed by a five storey podium comprising car parking and two retail tenancies, surmounted by 15 additional levels of glass skin moulds and curves that give the building its distinguishing curvaceous facade.
The Buchan Group chose stepped apartment profiles and full-height windows to attract natural light and views for the Emerald’s living spaces, while opting for curved glazed balconies and undulating floor plates in reference to the building’s surrounds.
“We set out to create a design that was worthy of the site, aiming to create a connection between the building and the surrounding gardens and lake,” said The Buchan Group’s Nick Nigro.
“The ripples and waves found naturally in the gardens and lake inspired a concept that stands out from nearby towers and relates to its context.”
There are 282 apartments in total within The Emerald, including 11 Penthouses that the building’s developer has called “expansive” and “quality”.
Internally, The Buchan Group has chosen a natural colour palette and light materials throughout including a polished plaster entryway, lined timber walls that continue into the three elevators, and white and beige coloured tiles and joiner in apartments.
Pitched at an owner-occupier market, The Emerald has been designed to be comparatively spacious and with community-oriented facility.
A key design feature is The Emerald’s rooftop which comprises 400sqm of communal space including a garden with spa pool, amenities and BBQ.
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