Striking Façade to Historic Leederville Landmark
Linear’s most recently completed project has been featured in the December issue of The Builders Choice Magazine. M/24 by Match comprises 39 residential apartments and four commercial units built over five levels. Located on the doorstep of the Leederville strip, this impressive contemporary manifestation of 21st century living used to be the Golden West Aerated Water Company in the early part of the 20th century.
The apartments comprise a selection of one and two bedroom layouts, with stylish interiors and quality fixtures and finishes. One of the main requirements of the architectural design was to pay homage to the site’s past as a soda factory and, to fulfil that brief, construction was highlighted by a combination of feature precast panels and an innovative cladding system to the façade and rear.
The building’s screened façade was generated by 3D digital modelling the patterns formed when bubbles intersect,” says Michel Read, Director of M/Construction. “The beautiful dynamic patterns also known as Voronoi tessellations – give the impression of a form bubbling out of the site. The Voronoi tessellation feature, which also lights up at night, is a unique and striking work of art that makes a bold statement, enhancing the building’s street presence.”
The Voronoi façade structure was custom designed and manufactured by Linear Architectural Systems, and was the most challenging element of this project. Due to the design detail, this process took several attempts and revisions as conflicts arose with each prototype. In the end, these conflicts were resolved through 3D survey modelling of all connection points and shop drawing detailing to the building façade.
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