The Orlando is a beautiful home situated in the heart of Maylands, Western Australia. Designed by X-Space Architects based on architect Orlando Catenacci’s overseas travel experiences, The Orlando brings together lavish hotel luxury and exclusive island villa living under the same roof.

The Orlando is a standing example of the freedom of design that can be achieved by architects when they use Masterwall external cladding in their build. Masterwall can help architects and building designers deal with any kind of complexity arising out of block sizes without compromising architectural integrity.

Part of a subdivided block on Kathleen Avenue, Catenacci’s property is a narrow lot measuring just 234 square metres. The odd block shape and aggressive slopes represented the right charm for Catenacci, given the stunning city views from the land, now visible through strategically placed aluminium window frames on the upper level.

Masterwall cladding and the Skyline capless system from PracticaMMC Pty Ltd were perfect for embracing the unique geometric angles and style of the home.

Masterwall delivers an external lightweight, pre-meshed, insulated wall cladding that provides superior thermal insulation and true energy efficiency. Specifically developed for Australian conditions, Masterwall cladding offers endless possibilities in architectural design. Functional benefits such as faster installation and superior quality also drive architects such as Orlando Catenacci to build with Masterwall.

The Skyline capless system replaces traditional metal parapet capping with an advanced waterproof membrane able to withstand the harsh Australian conditions. By replacing metal capping with a renderable and flexible butyl membrane over the head of the parapet wall, the Skyline system gives architects and designers the opportunity to create a continuous, monolithic finish on parapets and balcony heads, adding to the clean aesthetic on the skyline of the building.

Photography credit: Dion Robeson