The Ivy is situated overlooking Brisbane’s New Farm Park, a prime location that offers residents a perfect alternative to apartment living whilst maintaining all the spatial benefits of a house.
The apartment tower comprises one unit per floor, ensuring a sense of privacy and exclusivity. The upper levels enjoy panoramic views across New Farm Park to the south, over Teneriffe and Newstead to the north and beyond the CBD to the west. The apartment building has been designed to maximise its potential as an iconic building, signifying the entry to the park and enhancing the presence of the underutilised library and associated carpark concealed beneath a dense grove of existing vegetation.
In contrast, the more private and articulated three-storey terrace houses to the rear rely on a distinct character for each house to convey a sense of identity within a larger contemporary subtropical expression. The exterior form and detail of the houses is further informed by, and derived from, a discerning selection of colours and materials which give a sense of deep shade, protection and coolness to the outdoor living areas and interiors.
The project strives to create a celebration of contemporary subtropical city lifestyle and aspirations. It is a place where the resident can feel relaxed and enjoy a rich subtropical lifestyle within the context of an inner-city suburban environment.
2010 RAIA QLD Residential Architecture - Multiple Housing Commendation
2010 World Architecture - Housing Shortlist