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South melbourne
Victoria AUS



Client: ARNO Corporation
Completion DUE: 2014




Orbis is a seven storey apartment building comprising a variety of apartment types from single bedroom apartments with study to double bedroom penthouses.


Orbis addresses the northern end of Albert Park Lake reserve and has been designed to make optimal use of appropriate scale to ensure a suitable density close to public parkland and pedestrian access to commercial strips.

The great Viennese architect Adolf Loos believed that apartment buildings fulfilled different roles inside  ̶  as places to live in, and outside  ̶  as contributors to the quality of the civic space and the street. Over recent years ‘sameness’ and ‘placelessness’ have crept across the city in the form of poorly designed apartment blocks. For Orbis, it has been our goal to create apartment houses of the highest quality, ones which express the vitality of city life. We have sought to energise these houses through well laid out interiors and through shaping and marking the face of the building. It will be a startling addition to the street and to the city.