Several door, window and framing systems from Capral Aluminium were specified and installed at the Concerto Apartments development in suburban Perth.

Designed by SS Chang Architects, the Concerto Apartments development consists of two distinct buildings – Concerto Tower, housing 226 luxury apartments, and Concerto Heritage, built on the former site of the original ABC building, featuring New York studio-style one and two-bedroom apartment dwellings. A covered walkway connects the two buildings.

Boasting an average 7-star NatHERS development rating, the luxury apartments feature a range of Capral systems throughout to achieve architectural, aesthetic, acoustic and environmental objectives.

The contemporary identity of the 38-storey Concerto Tower is built around a thoughtful collection of modern environmentally sound features, fully enmeshed with Capral’s AGS 419 Series framing systems. The superior insulation properties of Capral’s double glazed systems work with each building’s HVAC system. Faced with the challenging thermal performance required to achieve Concerto Apartments’ coveted 7-star NatHERS rating, the designers chose Capral products for their ’future-proof’ qualities. Acoustic performance and aesthetic appeal were also major considerations.

For example, as guests enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding city’s attractions from wraparound Capral windows, the framing’s understated elegance merges seamlessly with Concerto Apartments’ painted precast concrete walls and lightweight cladding.

Featured throughout Concerto Apartments are Capral window suites consisting of 2600mm-high powder coated aluminium framing and housing grey-tinted double glazed units throughout. Some bathrooms feature 2100mm-high windows, while retractable flyscreens leading to outdoor entertainment areas unite effectively with Capral’s aluminium framed sliding doors. The thermal and sound insulation properties of these window suites reinforce each apartment’s sense of aesthetic unity and acoustic serenity.

The low-E double glazing featured with Capral’s energy-efficient window and door suites creates a balanced combination of personal comfort, high visibility and energy efficiency, resulting in significantly reduced energy costs and increased comfort for all residents.

Capral products and solutions used in the Concerto Apartments development include: 900 Series high performance aluminium sliding doors; 419 Series Flushline double glazed aluminium framing systems; Euro awning/casement windows; and 225 Series aluminium hinged, pivot and sliding doors.

Photographer: Lanaqua Art and Finbar