Project: The Carlisle
Award: Residential, Bronze, 2023
Location: Sydney, Australia
Architect: MHN Design Union Pty Ltd
Client: Charas Constructions Pty Ltd
A boutique building of 19 apartments in Sydney's Rose Bay, the Carlisle offers a contemporary twist to the pre-existing art deco character of the surrounding suburb while avoiding pastiche.
The site is characterised by significant vertical and cross-sectional variations. To accommodate these topographical challenges, the structure has been divided into two cores, allowing the building levels to adjust and align with the terrain. A sunken courtyard of apartments only become apparent when crossing the bridges into the building, with brick pillars breaking up the volume. Deep, projecting balconies cantilever outward, creating a dialogue with the street and an opportunity for interaction with neighbours and pedestrians.
Entrance lobbies are connected vertically via an open stair which allows light and fresh air to enter the space. A range of different apartment types include large, lower-ground apartments with rear gardens and direct connection to landscape. The upper-level penthouse apartments have been designed to create the feeling of double-height living spaces.
Photo credit: Brett Boardman & Tom Ferguson
LEAD ARCHITECTS: Brian Meyerson, Michael Waterman, Xiaoran Ding, Ronald Wibisono
CONSTRUCTION: Charas Constructions Pty Ltd
ACOUSTIC CONSULTANT: Koikcas Acoustics Pty Ltd
COST CONSULTANTS: Donald Cant Watts Corke
ENGINEERING: Cardno Pty Ltd
LANDSCAPE DESIGN: Sprout Landscape Architecture Pty Ltd
TOWN PLANNING: GSA Planning Surveyor Survplan
GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING: Crozier Geotechnical Consultants