Momentum

South Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Photo © Peter Bennetts
Photo © Peter Bennetts
Photo © Peter Bennetts
Architects
ARM Architecture
Year
2014
Cost
Undisclosed
Stories
Undisclosed


Momentum was a dowdy old 1970s office block that we recycled into a multi-residential building. It stands at the northern end of Albert Park Lake reserve next to our Orbis apartments. It features seven storeys of dwellings ranging from 55m2 single bedroom apartments with studies to 78m2 two-storey penthouses.


 


In reference to the nearby Albert Park sporting precinct, we have chosen a series of images of a long jumper that form a stop-motion animation sequence. They were taken in the 1880s by Eadweard Muybridge, who pioneered animation photography and motion-picture projection.


 


The images appear in a maze configuration, which gives shape to an otherwise dull, uniform stack of storeys. The contrast between the light and shiny aluminium plates and the darker recessed balconies creates texture on the wall. The images also feature in the foyer.

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