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The Victorian warehouse style of Sydney’s Delano Apartments exhibits AJ+C’s ability to fuse vintage character with modern elegance.
Twentieth-century charm Built in 1920, 1925 and 1958, the three buildings comprising this Surry Hills residential development were originally rag-trade factories and warehouses. In completing their adaptive reuse, AJ+C ensured the buildings’ histories and personalities remained. Acknowledging this heritage, the design team added the contemporary finishes expected in modern inner-city Sydney living.
Modern appointments The team began by removing the curtain wall between the buildings. Polished floorboards, stainless steel benches and glass splashbacks provide a classical feel alongside quality modern interiors. Split-level ceilings soar overhead, and the entry and lobby are finished with copper and glass panelling. Mosaic tiles and shadowline detailing add flair, while the newly rendered façade and consistent colour scheme soften the industrial feel.
A successful formula AJ+C’s ability to merge old with new is demonstrated by the number of residences attempting to adapt the character exemplified by Delano.
- ClientDaymorn Pty Ltd
- CostA$8 million
- GFA5000 m²