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Focus Apartments designed by Tony Owen completed in Parramatta with fuzzy facades
Tony Owen Partners have just completed the Focus Apartments in Parramatta, Sydney. The 15-storey tower by Merhis is Sydney’s largest fully steel framed apartment building and contains 120 units in 2 towers.
The steel structure also uses lightweight Hebel floors and walls and is the first of a number of projects being developed by this group. This prototype building explores different techniques to achieve a high quality design at a lower price point. The use of steel resulted in a lower cost and faster construction.
As an affordable building, the team sought to explore new ways of achieving a memorable façade within the budget. The unique façade explores the uses of new paint techniques to create a blurred effect. This blurring reflects the life and movement of the nearby freeway.
Each façade responds to a different aspect of this complex urban site. T