Designed by BVN Architecture, an australia based architects firm, this modern white flow apartments located in an inner-suburban area that is experiencing considerable urban regeneration, the scheme has developed out of an in-depth analysis of local planning strategies and urban renewal policies being formalised and debated within Brisbane at present.
Flow Apartments involves 8 “terrace-style” houses (3 & 4 bedrooms over 2 storeys) to the riverfront boundary with a 7 storey apartment building located on the rear street boundary facing the river. A large open space that results between the buildings offers recreation spaces including reflection and swimming pools and large shaded lawn spaces.
The design is formed by a collection of sweeping and billowing forms with the apartments arranged for complete privacy, yet allowing full advantage to be taken of both the immediate and long distance views. The plan form also incorporates generous outdoor living areas and bedrooms to ensure the enjoyment and comfort of the outdoor sub-tropical lifestyle and enable 270 degree views throughout. The expansive views take in the Brisbane River, the mountains of the D’Aguilar and Taylor Ranges to the west and the skyline of the Brisbane CBD to the north-east.
The scheme’s architectural character draws on the “between wars”, West End apartment “Art Moderne”/”Art Deco” character and typology and is also derived from the streamlined, simple and functional curves of the modern and traditional river vessels; a recognisable and ingrained reference in a city defined by the strong meandering curves of its river.