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plenty of natural light from full-height windows on two sides. And they each feature a wide central staircase – we hope to encourage residents to use the stairs rather than the lift. There are spectacular views from the core, and in this location, many of the residents will be walking to work, shops and cafés.” Leuschke says the developer wanted the building to exude quality, and this is evident throughout the building. “This is exactly the sort of apartment building encouraged by the city planners. 58 It’s a classic design where nothing has been compromised. Even in the smaller apartments, the same attention has been paid to design detail as in the four penthouses, and the same high-quality materials have been used. This ensures that all the apartments will appeal to the same type of people – the socialisation aspect is a critical element of apartment planning today.” Colin Leuschke says no two apartments are exactly the same. Even if they have a fairly similar layout, they have different views and the design detail varies. search | save | share at trendsideas.com “Another less common feature that we introduced was a common pathway at ground level – it is possible to navigate right around the outside of the property, which also helps to retain a human scale to the development.” Architect Lindy Leuschke says the penthouse, shown on these pages, highlights the unassuming backdrop the team created for the apartment interiors. “Because these apartments were built speculatively, we needed to establish a palette for everyman. The concept was