Zip HydroTap was specified throughout the Botanical Apartments in Subiaco, WA to provide residents with instant access to filtered boiling and chilled water. All individual apartment kitchens as well as the communal kitchen and the outdoor barbeque area feature Zip HydroTap units.

Designed by Hillam Architects for developers Edge Visionary Living, the Botanical Apartments is a multi-residential building that combines indoor-outdoor living with carefully planned interior spaces. The individual apartment kitchens as well as the stunning common area kitchen and dining were designed to cater to the unique needs of each area, ensuring these spaces met the needs of the residents.

Apartment kitchen featuring Zip HydroTap

The apartment kitchens feature a crisp, white colour scheme that not only creates a bright and inviting ambience but also provides a backdrop for each apartment owner to personalise this space. Gaggenau appliances were specified throughout the individual kitchens with buyers having the option to choose certain upgrades. Zip HydroTap Elite was specified to provide residents with instant access to filtered boiling and chilled water.

Common area design

Common areas in any multi-residential development are shared spaces for residents, and designed for versatile use by a multitude of people; the design, therefore, must be carefully considered to ensure a range of functionality is included.

The rooftop area at Botanical Apartments was intended as an oasis for residents and a place where they could retreat to relax and unwind. The architects have utilised warm and natural materials to create a sense of calm and peace, in combination with state-of-the-art facilities that maximise enjoyment of the space.

Rooftop common area

The dining and entertainment areas act as function rooms, with cabinetry finished in a deep, moody veneer, which is enhanced with blackbutt battens on the ceiling and a polished plaster feature wall with a custom-designed pattern. The natural stone from the floor is wrapped to the benchtop to create a seamless transition and visual flow throughout. Gaggenau appliances were also chosen for the communal kitchen.

The Zip HydroTap All-In-One tap installed in the communal kitchen in a stunning black finish works perfectly with the colour scheme and enables residents to enjoy filtered boiling, chilled, sparkling or ambient water at any time. Only one feature tap was installed so the choice of a Zip HydroTap meant every function could be catered for from a single unit.

Zip HydroTap in the common area

A Zip HydroTap was also installed in the outdoor barbeque area for easy access to filtered chilled water. This stunning communal kitchen was the winner in the Best Multi-Residential Home Kitchen category in the Zip Water 2019 Kitchen Design of the Year competition.

Photography: Dmax and Andrew Pritchard