110 BOWER STREET MANLY BEACH
Looking north east over Fairy Bower and Shelly Beach, these four apartments step down the site over five levels. Each residence reads as one of a series of horizontal planes hovering over a sandstone base.
Each apartment occupies an entire level of the site, giving the impression that they are more like elevated houses than apartments. Internally, the beautiful views are framed and ever-changing patterns of light are captured through skylights, windows and screened internal winter gardens.
In winter, the internal winter gardens on the northern side of the apartments create a light-filled private and protected area with an outlook over the water. In summer, they shade the facade and are another source of cooling breezes.
The building rises from the landscape on a solid sandstone base and features a custom designed assemblage of components including screens, light fittings, bridges, boardwalks and eventually concludes by breaking the sky with a dynamic expression of copper roof and wall elements.
Each residence has a private entrance, direct access from the lift, direct access to Fairy Bower, no common walls and a separate garage, all of which add to the feeling that each apartment is more like a house.
The building complements the dynamic topography of the locality and enhances the views to Shelly Beach, Manly and the coastline of the Northern Beaches.