Abode318 Apartments, Melbourne Residences, Australia Residential Apartment Tower, Architecture

Abode318 Apartments in Melbourne

Australian Residential Development – design by Elenberg Fraser Architects

Updated 12 Sep 2020, 15 Jan 2019

Abode318 Apartments

Design: Elenberg Fraser

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Abode318 Apartments, Melbourne

It’s no secret that everyone covets corner apartments. More light and better views, right? Well, not so with Abode318, our new Melbourne CBD residential apartment tower, where everyone gets a view: it’s democracy in action!

Abode318 Apartments in Melbourne

Look closely at the wave-like 55 storey form and you will realise that each of the horizontal and vertical waves consist of individual rooms articulated as protrusions, creating the effect of a set of drawers pulled out at random.

Abode318 Apartments in Melbourne

Abode318 Apartments in Melbourne

These drawers gives residents the chance to give their home an individual identity as well as coveted corner views up and down Russell Street, challenging conceptions of the homogeneity and limitations of apartment living. Each apartment has a presentation to the street, creating a collection of variably expressed individuals.

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The building achieves a softness that skyscrapers can’t achieve, because they need vertical facades; Abode318’s three-dimensional curve is an innovation in construction technology. In addition to articulating individual apartments, the curved form also has environmental benefits – art and science!

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The undulation affects wind pressure, which determines the fluctuating amplitude and breaks up downdrafts to protect pedestrians. Abode is clad in low-emissivity glass that appears as a pink blush from the exterior, yet is clear from the interior. The base of the building incorporates industrial design through the detailing of the decorative mesh screen that surrounds it.

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Inside, follow the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur through the white and silver communal interiors. Silver and white travertine walls adorned with wall reliefs become Ariadne’s thread, leading up to the apartments designed by Disegno.
This is CBD living with comfort, amenity and style. Instead of being one of many, each of the 450 apartments is an individual home.
Express yourself at Abode318.

Abode318 Apartments in Melbourne

Abode318 Apartments, Melbourne – Building Information

Design: Elenberg Fraser
Project size: 45,000 sqm
Completion date: 2015
Design Architect & Common Areas Interior Designer: Elenberg Fraser
Lead Architect & Apartment Interior Designer: Disegno
Builder: Probuild
Building Documentation & Consultant Coordination: Detail 3
Development Manager: PDG Corporation Pty Ltd

Abode318 Apartments in Melbourne

Photography: Peter Clarke

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Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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