Stage 1 of the Wharfside Residences and Cargo Homes at Wharf's Entrance are now complete with the first residents moving into the precinct. The dwellings are a distinct and architecturally refined group of 18 residences on the banks of the Yarra River in Melbourne, and are part of Yarra’s Edge Wharf's Entrance comprising 11 river facing terraces, and seven mixed use terraces to the south.
The compositional balance of the form and organic quality of the natural finishes provides a contextual reference to the maritime and industrial history of the site.
The modulation of the facades with regard to materiality and texture, and how each façade relates to each other, draws the eye across the entire composition creating a streetscape of tactility and patina.
The alternating three and four storey elements utilise a variety of robust natural materials to create a complimentary and tonal composition.
At the upper levels, the filigree of the pergola elements creates a sense of light and space.