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Pervious pages: An indoor-outdoor living space forms the hub of this upmarket apartment. Cedar sliding doors pull back to make a seamless connection. The blurring of inside and outside is accentuated by the same Jura limestone floor tile running through both spaces. A dropped ceiling with concealed lighting subtly defines the indoor dining area which is a few steps from the kitchen. The alternating glass strips on the outdoor splashback brings privacy from neighbouring buildings while also admitting natural light and views. At the same time, the glass splashback protects the outdoor kitchen from the elements. Another surprise design feature is that you can look right through the apartment from one end to the other – the long vista adding to the feel of a spacious home. These long views mean that the apartment’s river and city outlooks are appreciated from throughout the interior. “The open indoor-outdoor living spaces and connected gently curving spine wall corridor search | save | share at help avoid the passage feel often seen in units,” says Giorgi. “Features like this are more easily achieved when the same company is responsible for the building and the interior layouts – creating a shared vision. “It also means we are able to make touches like the lighting and cabinetry integral to the architecture.” The large master suite also opens onto the main terrace and continues the airy aesthetic. Bathroom and bedroom share one volume, with the vanity on the back of the bed head wall. “These areas can be separated by pocket