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Melbourne Tower is Inspired by the Folds of Origami

Melbourne Tower is Inspired by the Folds of Origami
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Rothelowman, in conjunction with KPDO, has revealed plans for 88 Melbourne, a $100 million, 55-story tower in the Australian city’s Southbank Entertainment Precinct. According to developers New Sky Group, the audience for this project is “downsizers who don’t wish to downgrade” and “[the project is] designed to cater [to] those upgrading their lifestyle, when trading in the family home.” The tower’s design is inspired by the facets of jewels and the art of origami, creating diamond patterns on the exterior that will glisten during the day and light up at night.

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The interiors by KPDO are meant to evoke the elegance of European hotels and luxury homes, with a range of textural finishes and opulent touches including appliances by Sub-Zero and Wolf. The apartment interiors were devised with zoned living and privacy in mind. Shared amenities of the building include a spa, steam room, sauna, and indoor lap pool. There will also be a communal wine cellar with tasting area, bar, and outdoor terrace, a communal kitchen for large-scale events, and flexible spaces intended for informal meetings and socializing.

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“88 Melbourne will have a sophisticated presence in the city and change the way people think of apartment living,” said Chris Hayton, Principal at Rothelowman. “It will be an iconic Melbourne address and a lasting moment in the evolution of local architecture and how we design for changing life-stages.”

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Cite: Vladimir Gintoff. "Melbourne Tower is Inspired by the Folds of Origami" 06 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/786971/melbourne-tower-is-inspired-by-the-folds-of-origami-rothelowman/> ISSN 0719-8884
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