The London

(The London)

Location
Melbourne
Australia

Completion Date
In progress

Client
Private client

Architect
Decibel Architecture
b.e architecture

 

(About)

The London is a boutique set of apartments along the prominent Beach Street boulevard in Port Melbourne. Designed in collaboration with b.e architecture it will be a timeless, enduring design that is a reinterpretation of early modernism. The form of the development has been designed to respect the surrounding context of the site and neighbouring properties.

The London’s architectural frame embodies a volume which references the Neoclassical architectural that was prevalent along the waterfront in the late 19th Century, defining the building by its use of columns, beams and balconies. It is envisaged as a translucent building above a base that is framed by the solidity of the buildings on either side. At night, the use of screens within the façade will act to veil the building, creating a lantern that holds the corner with light and creates an iconic architectural proposition to mark the end of the waterside Boulevard.