Award: Residential, Silver, 2023
Location: Sydney, Australia
Architect: MHN Design Union Pty Ltd
Client: Charas Constructions
Located in Sydney's Rose Bay, Constantia is a boutique development of twelve, three-bedroom residences. The project was designed with a luxury market in mind, paying tribute to the strong art deco tradition of the surrounding suburb. The multi-residential building blends seamlessly into the low-rise, suburban context while also being architecturally expressive and unique. Conceptually drawing upon the rich art deco heritage of the area, the designers aimed for a modern twist, avoiding an overtly historic appearance. The final design aims to straddle across architectural periods, incorporating elements of art deco while maintaining a modern authenticity.
The building reflects a broad philosophy that architecture should enhance the user experience by embracing internal-external connectivity. This is evident in the large openings to gardens on both sides of the building, providing views to the street and the rear. On upper levels, large balconies extend off the living spaces, blurring the line between inside and outside and enhancing the sense of space within the building.
Photo credit: Brett Boardman
LEAD ARCHITECTS: Brian Meyerson, Michael Waterman, Xiaoran Ding, Ronald Wibisono, Richard Storey
DEVELOPER: Charas Constructions Pty Ltd