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Luxury Sydney Apartments Adapt To Impressive Skyline With Fiberglass Arches Painted With Lumiflon Infused Coating System

Arc Crown Group, Photographer Martin Seigner, Koichi Takada Architects

Arc by Crown Group are high-end luxury apartments in Sydney, Australia. Designed by Koichi Takada Architects, the building provides an iconic addition to the historic cityscape. The architects describe, “Located in a key heritage precinct in Sydney’s Central Business District (CBD), the building is designed to reactivate its surroundings and extend to the broader urban context, ultimately reshaping and softening the city’s skyline.”

Seeking inspiration from historical context, the building’s composition was influenced by masonry techniques of heritage buildings. Specifically, the building both utilizes and mimics the curvaceous nature of the Australian brickwork that surrounds it.

Arc Crown Group, Photographer Martin Seigner, Koichi Takada Architects
photography courtesy of ©photographer Martin Seigner via Koichi Takada Architects

Koichi Takada describes, “Everything you see in Sydney is very feminine, very curvilinear. So beautiful, we should be connecting to that. It became a conscious decision to crown the building with an architectural feature that relates to how people perceive Sydney. We have taken a risk, and hope others will read this as a message to take one too.”

The materials and design on both the interior and exterior were extremely purposeful. Utilizing materials that showcase craftsmanship and then allowing those materials to be emphasized with mirrored and white surfaces. The architects further describe, “The through-site link comprises an 8-story atrium and is designed to enrich and regenerate public amenity in this area of the CBD. The sculptural tower element floats above the podium, shaping the skyline with a gentle and organic form.”

Arc Crown Group, Photographer Martin Seigner, Koichi Takada Architects
photography courtesy of ©photographer Martin Seigner via Koichi Takada Architects

The arches on top of these two buildings are composed of fiberglass manufactured by Shapeshift. The fiberglass was painted with Vitreflon 700HB, an A&I Coatings’ fluoropolymer coating.

Vitreflon is a FEVE-based coating system that employs Lumiflon FEVE resin technology. With an estimated lifespan of 60 years or more, Lumiflon-enriched coating systems have the ability to withstand UV radiation, corrosion, and other elemental deterrents. Because of Lumiflon’s unparalleled weatherability, color and gloss retention, and durability properties, Arc for Crown Group will remain in excellent condition for decades.

all information and photography courtesy of ©photographer Martin Seigner via Koichi Takada Architects

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