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Permit granted for boutique hotel in Lt Lonsdale St

Melbourne City Council grants permit for boutique hotel in Lt. Lonsdale St. designed by PTA for Brady Constructions.

The intention of this building is to challenge the stereotypical static building, through design, planning, detailing and the public through their perception, interaction and experience.

Whilst buildings are static along with their components this building provides a dynamic approach through 3 dimensional materiality. As people transgress the public realm they don't experience a static building, but are faced with a three dimensional building that slowly revels its internal functions the closer and more perpendicular you are to the rectilinear facade. Forcing a visual dynamic like this is not only for the external object, but it is also a commitment to dynamically changing the internal environment where light and shadow, privacy and security, interaction and automation and spaciousness and containment are all fundamentally enhanced through the facade.

This static change philosophy is also reflected in the lobby where natural horizontal and vertical planting begin to form the spine of the building right through to the roof top retreat garden. Large amounts of natural light flood the lobby space, providing an open and activated frontage to both streets that is visually connected with the public realm.

In summary this building provides a dynamic and well crafted approach to the site whilst contributing responsibly to the eclectic streetscape as an environmentally responsive building.

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