Elegant Bayside Apartment Living – Sussex Street by Mim Design & Powell and Glenn
Brighton, VIC, Australia

Photography Sharyn Cairns
Words Bronwyn Marshall

A series of apartments embrace their surrounding city and bay aspects, expressing heightened detail and a sense of elegance. Sussex Street sees architects Powell and Glenn and interior designers Mim Design express a shared refined, considered, and highly curated approach.

Subtle and tonal, Sussex Street comprises of a series of bespoke apartments. Embracing the site’s unique and generous offering of expansive views toward Melbourne’s skyline and accompanying Port Phillip Bay, the apartments reference classic architectural language of symmetry, with an approach that carries from outside inward. The hero ultimately is the materiality, punctuated with generous glass openings in the façade, offering a sense of relief from the verticality of the structure, while also playing with scale and making the clustering of homes feel little more than a single dwelling.

Sussex Street sees architects Powell and Glenn and interior designers Mim Design express a shared refined, considered, and highly curated approach.

References to the 1930s and 1960s can be found in the understated and rounded lines that combine with these larger gestures, and also connect the contemporary dwellings to their art deco neighbouring properties.

Mim Design’s approach to the interior is informed by the strength of the bold and monolithic architectural direction set by Powell and Glenn, where long lines and deep reveals add an enduring quality. References to the 1930s and 1960s can be found in the understated and rounded lines that combine with these larger gestures, and also connect the contemporary dwellings to their art deco neighbouring properties. Taking cues from intended movement and flow, organic and curved elements have been introduced, connecting to the naturally casual and calm surroundings.

Subtle and tonal, Sussex Street comprises of a series of bespoke apartments.

Although predominantly within the same simplified palette, the infusion of accents of metals and timber add a level of warmth and refinement. Brass, nickel and blackened bronze fittings then aid in elevating numerous tactile touchpoints.

Sussex Street, built by Coben and located in Melbourne’s Brighton, sees full-height refined steel work allow penetration of light inward and curate garden vistas outward. Bespoke pendants and lighting are integrated throughout, along with an elevated approach to minimal and streamlined joinery and storage elements. Carefully collected and considered, the furniture, objects and artwork speak to the intended client – to the desire for a classic contemporary feel imbued with a sense of timelessness, connecting the interiors to the architecture and landscape. Although predominantly within the same simplified palette, accents of metals and timber add a level of warmth and refinement. Brass, nickel and blackened bronze fittings then elevate numerous tactile touchpoints.

Sussex Street, built by Coben and located in Melbourne’s Brighton, sees full-height refined steel work allow penetration of light inward and curate garden vistas outward.

Sussex Street sees classical principles combine with a sense of quality and endurance to propose densified apartment living with purpose.

Sussex Street sees classical principles combine with a sense of quality and endurance to propose densified apartment living with purpose. Powell and Glenn together with Mim Design bring a considered enthusiasm for detail and execution, resulting in a series of homes that fit under the one expertly manicured and considered roof.

Published 2 March, 2020
Photography  Sharyn Cairns
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