The heritage and history of Newcastle has been carefully translated to reflect the future.
Soul sits neatly amongst original buildings, creating a seamless view from the street. The ways in which this is achieved shows an obvious consideration for how the city can continue to marry the old and the new in its rejuvenation. Both contemporary and classical architecture are referenced in the exterior, through its use of distinctly modern lines paired with details that create intricacy and depth.
Soul elegantly reflects the ever-present dualities of the area in its design; the old and the new as well as the coastal and residential. Carefully considering its place in the Newcastle skyline, original heritage features are highlighted where possible to fit seamlessly amongst original terrace residences below. The contrasting modern windows that let ample light into open plan residences is contrasted in the use of a warm mid-century brick. This layered brickwork mimics the features expected of a heritage building in a playfully contemporary way.
A seamless blend of the old and new.
Awaken your senses and reconnect in a new lifestyle destination. Lyrique reimagines Newcastle’s enduring appeal, manifesting the city’s natural harmonies; the old and the new, the coastline and the city. A catalyst for transformation, Lyrique sets the standard, blending 21st Century architecture with contemporary design.
Located at the site of Newcastle’s Lyrique theatre, the building embraces original features and translates them for a contemporary lifestyle. In line with the city’s overall rejuvenation, the project shows an appreciation for the heritage and history of Newcastle and how this can be reimagined. Along with showing a respect for the past, highlighting these features allows for Lyrique to be a part of an established story moving into Newcastle’s future.
Distinctly modern yet influenced by classic architectural design.
While the standard approach to working with heritage buildings is to ensure what’s new is thoroughly differentiated from the original, Fabric House is taking a refreshingly different route. Subtle elements such as curved glass and the arched windows on the skyline give the building a playful and boisterous feel.
Meanwhile, a contrast between the light, creamy base compared to the more heritage-coloured brick at the top celebrates the long-standing masonry exteriors for which the city centre is renowned. Overall, the building will merge the old with the new in a seamless fashion that’s cohesive and whole.
Offering 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, many with views of Newcastle Harbour or the magnificent Gothic cathedral on The Hill.
Built with robust, durable materials, Perkins & King will reinforce the character of this coastal city. The gridded framework will give the façade its depth, while the skyline will have a playful transparency to it.
The cool, green colour of the podium fits comfortably within the warm, textured finish of the surrounding masonry heritage façades, effectively linking the two culturally significant premises on the corners of the site.
The ground floor will be dedicated to retail space, with shops that will offer the basics, others that will celebrate the city’s famous surfing lifestyle, as well as licensed cafés where you can get both your morning espresso and a quiet nightcap.
With a grand heritage façade facing onto Hunter Street, Washington House is a building with more than 100 years of history that is being rejuvenated and lovingly brought into the 21st Century.
The outdoor landscaped terrace on level three will help create a sense of community in Washington House. Deep-soil planting means trees, as well as shrubs and flowers, will flourish, while the barbecues will make the outdoor dining space the ideal place to enjoy a warm summer’s evening. Meanwhile, the hidden, elevated gardens one floor up from the street will be a magical getaway – the residents’ own private garden.