Magnolia Building / CHT Architects

Magnolia Building / CHT Architects

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Doncaster, Australia
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Magnolia Building / CHT Architects - Windows, Facade
© Christine Francis

Text description provided by the architects. Our client purchased the site with a predefined building envelope. This envelope formed the cornerstone of the brief along with the client expectation of a greater design outcome and increased internal amenity.

Magnolia Building / CHT Architects - Windows, Facade
© Christine Francis

Our design process began by refining the existing envelope from what was essentially a large cube by dividing the podium and tower into 4 elements, generating a ratio over the building and enforcing this through contrast in material, texture, and colour; therefore creating a different experience from each corner of the building 

Ground Floor Plan

Our client purchased the site with a predefined building envelope. This envelope formed the cornerstone of the brief along with the client expectation of a greater design outcome and increased internal amenity.

Magnolia Building / CHT Architects - Image 12 of 20
© Christine Francis

 Our design process began by refining the existing envelope from what was essentially a large cube by dividing the podium and tower into 4 elements, generating a ratio over the building and enforcing this through contrast in material, texture, and colour; therefore creating a different experience from each corner of the building.

12th Floor Plan

This rationalisation and reduction in mass allowed us to reimagine the building, deconstructing the form to increase access to views, amplify natural light, and reflect the intention of the client to achieve a building that maximises liveability and creates spaces that provide a greater experience to occupants and visitors alike. 

Magnolia Building / CHT Architects - Bench
© Christine Francis

The internal amenity of the development has benefited from this process as well, with all apartments gaining greater access to natural light and ventilation and through carefully designed interiors they have an abundance of liveable space.

Magnolia Building / CHT Architects - Lighting
© Christine Francis

This rationalisation and reduction in mass allowed us to reimagine the building, deconstructing the form to increase access to views, amplify natural light, and reflect the intention of the client to achieve a building that maximises liveability and creates spaces that provide a greater experience to occupants and visitors alike.

Magnolia Building / CHT Architects - Windows, Facade
© Christine Francis

The internal amenity of the development has benefited from this process as well, with all apartments gaining greater access to natural light and ventilation and through carefully designed interiors they have an abundance of liveable space.

Magnolia Building / CHT Architects - Facade, Windows
© Christine Francis

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Address:Doncaster VIC 3108, Australia

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Cite: "Magnolia Building / CHT Architects" 20 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/876790/magnolia-building-cht-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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