Comprising 43 apartments in the center of Marrickville, Benson McCormack Architects’ design for the Mosaic pays homage to the cultural offerings of Sydney’s inner-western suburbs.
With a number of notable music and dining venues, Marrickville is often at the forefront of cultural change in Sydney. Developed by Astute Property, the design features a bespoke building bringing a touch of elegance to a suburb known for its industrial and working nature. The project includes a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments ranging from 50 to 80 m² of interior area.
Benson McCormack and interior design studio Axlund & Goldstein Interiors have worked in tandem to deliver generous spaces, luxurious interiors and peaceful outdoor spaces. A clay-white brick facade and charcoal metal finishes define the exterior of the building, with interwoven landscaping throughout.
As for the interiors, Axland & Goldstein director Sue Axland said it was about bringing texture and form to the spaces to elevate them beyond the luxury residences typical of this nature.
“Our approach to ‘mosaic’ can be compared to a carefully curated mosaic work of art. Texturally diverse, yet complex and layered, it sits sympathetically within the context of its cosmopolitan urban site,” she says.
Floor-to-ceiling windows draw in natural light and provide views of the streetscape, with open-air balconies seamlessly expanding interior living spaces. Larger apartments include bars, laundry rooms and study nooks, ideal for the hybrid work cycle. The kitchens feature large stone worktops and metallic gray fixtures highlighting the contemporary grandeur of the development. A rich natural palette in bedrooms and bathrooms sets the tone for bold furniture to be implemented.
The fourth level offers residents a 200 m² private communal garden and a barbecue. There will also be a number of welcome points located on the ground floor.
‘Mosaic’ is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.