Organic and original, Sydney's newest architectural icon
The cityscape is shifting. Fluid and organic shapes that complement the surrounding world are softening the solid, and domineering structures of yesteryear. Organic architecture, first conceived by world-famous architect Frank Lloyd-Wright, is a design movement taking over the world – and Sydney is no exception.
Visionary architect Koichi Takada's new creation, Aqualuna in Milsons Point, is set to become a landmark of the movement. His work embodies the principal philosophy of organic architecture – the belief that a structure should appear as though it's grown from the site from which it stands.
An organic building needs to be intimately connected to the moment and place of its creation, co-existing with the world around it without ever appearing to be imposing or imposed-upon. Materials are revealed, rooms are opened wide, and space is created for greenery to make its way inside. The result is a structure with integrity.
Aqualuna champions this philosophy. It follows one distinctive form, visibly reflected in every detail of the building and in its instinctive tones inspired from the field. Close to Sydney Harbour and with aspects towards the gentle arch of the Harbour Bridge or the soft light of Lavender Bay, its curved forms complement the clouds and water.
The building perfectly captures the benefits of living so close to these natural and urban wonders.
Residents can gather on Aqualuna's landscaped terrace to enjoy Sydney's sparkling city skyline and spectacular fireworks, or the ever-changing hues of sky and water. Inside their homes, curved walls and organic, textured materials echo the surrounding landscape and neighbourhood.
For a building to be truly organic, every detail within needs to work in harmony to complement the whole. Takada took responsibility for Aqualuna's interiors, capturing and reflecting the natural light with a neutral, organic palette of whites, pale blues and greys. The living spaces are designed to give the impression that the entire home is outdoors, with full-height glass turning the landscape beyond into a perfect work of art from every perspective.
The 63 unique apartments within Aqualuna are expected to sell fast, with registrations of interest flooding in. And it's no surprise – Sydneysiders have always embraced organic forms: our most treasured architectural icon is the cresting sails of the Opera House. We all desire a home that speaks to our sense of joy and wonder in nature, with simple pleasures, luxury materials and timeless design.