Using a technique that is more often associated with sculpture, Arno pushes the boundaries of architectural expression through the awe-inspiring Orbis, South Melbourne. The design strategy involves selective removal from a ‘mass’ to reveal a figure or image. Employed at the scale of a building, this approach generates facades that go beyond the composition of patterns or forms to create space and make a remarkable contribution to the urban skyline.
To ensure a complete design package, the kitchens and dining areas have been created to enhance the sense of openness by creating a furnished rather than a fit-out expression, utilising natural materials to counterbalance the spectacular exteriors.
Developer: Arno Corporation
Architect: Ashton Raggat McDougall (ARM)