Situated along Sydney’s iconic Harbour alongside the historic Opera House Aqualand unites a singular vision to create a luxury residential building with a positive contribution to the public realm.
Aqualand pride themselves on surpassing expectations and delivering property differently, not only with our product but with our customer service offering as well. Through the Blue apartments they endeavored to achieve customer satisfaction and ensure that valued customer's expectations were not just met, but surpassed.
Situated along Sydney’s iconic Harbour alongside the historic Opera House Aqualand unites a singular vision to create a luxury residential building with a positive contribution to the public realm. The project is inherently inspired by a sense of place – not only is its name derived from the blue water surroundings on which it sits but the entire concept is a response to the surrounding landscape.
Peel back the layers of what is a deeply considered and highly specified building, and this sentiment has been central from the very beginning. Of course, designing a building that offers an unrivalled, premium experience for its residents was paramount, but much of the success of this design lies in its relationship to – and acknowledgment of – the existing coastal environment and enviable lifestyle of the area.
Timber, marble, granite, and soft upholstery characterise the interiors and heighten the experience within each of the exclusive residences. Lush rugs, striking black timber accents, bronze fixtures and natural stone create moments of elegance.
There is an abundance of natural light and a sumptuous, warm palette of materials including travertine and timber. There is plenty of texture too; neutral linens and plush rugs soften and elevate the interiors, emulating the sandy dune.
Apartment 4 is undoubtably subtle and considered in its detailing, and it is this attention to crafted elements that inspired the resulting approach. Apartment 4 exudes warmth, brought forth through the cream fabric of the Walter Knoll Healey Lounge and complimentary gold accents introduced through Tom Dixon accessories and Flos lighting. Generous proportions and solid materiality the Slab Dining chairs are striking while the Eames Elephant adds a whimsical touch.
Throughout Apartment 2, there is an overriding sense of opulence, but it is not overwhelming, rather expertly restrained through a refined palette of textures and tones. Apartment 2 is multilayered with design classics. The space hosts an almost monochrome palette contrasting with rare moments of colour. Through a focus on experience and engagement, Apartment 2 becomes a discovery for the senses.
As a keen focus, the harbour view informed this re-sculpting of the interior spaces endowed a transformative approach. Blue Apartment 3 is undoubtedly subtle and considered in its detailing, and it is this attention to crafted elements that inspired the resulting approach. In order to increase the internal volume, an exploration of the existing services and amenity spaces was conducted to determine the extents to which the new spaces could punch outward.
Through a return to base principles, Aqualand’s Blue Apartments design aesthetic realigns within its original purpose. A grand and generous series of spaces in which to live a life, both elevated and refined.
Photography by Joanne Ly
Styling by Moya & Co