Bow window penthouse

Luigi Rosselli Architects
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In Bondi Beach Luigi Rosselli completed the penthouse additions to a classic Art Deco style apartment block: a wave of metal roofing with a shape borrowed from naval architecture.

In the project for this penthouse in Bondi Beach, Sidney, the camera has left the ground to pan over the penthouse additions to a classic Art Deco style apartment block built in the late 1920s.

The penthouse’s defining feature is a bow window in the corner of the building facing the intersection of the street that reaches out to create a dialogue with the passers-by in the avenue below. The bow window is also reminiscent of windows found in the Captain’s Quarters at the stern of historic ships; borrowing from naval architecture was appropriate for the seaside location of Bondi Beach. The penthouse is separated from the existing brick unit block by a concrete slab and spandrel, this is a fire protection requirement. A wave of metal roofing conceals the upper level of the penthouse from the street. The wave dovetails towards the view, culminating in a balcony.

Luigi Rosselli Architects, The Bow Window Penthouse, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia
 

Luigi Rosselli Architects, The Bow Window Penthouse, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

 

Luigi Rosselli Architects, The Bow Window Penthouse, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

 

Luigi Rosselli Architects, The Bow Window Penthouse, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

 

Luigi Rosselli Architects, The Bow Window Penthouse, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia. Ground floor plan

 

Luigi Rosselli Architects, The Bow Window Penthouse, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia. Second floor plan

 

Luigi Rosselli Architects, The Bow Window Penthouse, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia. Attic plan