31 Oct Looking forward to Lucia
EDGE Architectural is Australian architect’s preferred framing system for institutional developments. Over the past two years, EDGE’s project portfolio has grown, now boasting some of Australia’s most impressive large scale educational designs.
With a solid commercial portfolio, EDGE Architectural is now fast becoming the preferred window and door specification on apartment developments.
The reason for EDGE Architectural’s commercial popularity?
Our polyurethane thermal break technology, provides U-MAX™ thermally broken frames superior structural strength. Additional strength, means you don’t have to compromise on large window spans in thermal break. In addition to strength, compatibility between U-MAX™, MAX™ and GEN™ provides extraordinary project flexibility. Switching seamlessly between broken and non-broken frames has allowed architects to meet a variety of ESD requirements across project façades, remain on budget, and achieve design intent.
EDGE Architectural can be seen in education projects across Australia. Some institutional projects to date:
- University of Melbourne School of Architecture, Building and Planning, Melbourne, by John Wardle Architects and NADAAA
- La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS), Melbourne, by Lyons
- Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), Tasmania by John Wardle and Terroir
- Daramalan College, Canberra
With established success in the education sector, lately EDGE has moved into finding specification success in multi-residential projects. With a strong commercial portfolio, quite often, architects are curious if our product range is suitable for high-rise apartment specification. EDGE Architectural has a great deal to offer multi-level residential design. Apartment sliding doors and operable sashes, thermally broken or in standard double and single glazing, offer design flexibility and superior energy performance.
Having just completed dKO’s student accommodation tower at 312 LaTrobe Street, EDGE’s next big multi-residential project is Lucia Apartments, in South Yarra. Currently under construction, Lucia will feature MAX™ double glazed 150 structural frames and MAX™ double glazed sliding doors. Designed by Elenberg Fraser, Lucia is located just off Chapel Street’s river end. The development will offer tenants state of the art amenity, within state of the art Architecture. 432 apartments will enjoy façade design featuring sculpted interlocking wings, vertical gardens, and piazzas breakout spaces.
With MAX™ double glazed windows and doors, Lucia will enjoy:
- Visual unity and seamless integration
- Concealed transom drainage
- Increase quality control and cost savings with 3M VHB structural glazing tape
- Anti drop-out beads
- A metric footprint
- Advanced draining technology
- Superior sliding door hardware
- Slim attractive aluminium profile
- Quality fabrication
- Australian made product
Lucia on Lucia
At the heart of Melbourne’s most fashionable precinct, Lucia offers outstanding apartment living in a light filled and liberating space. These elegant one and two bedroom apartments provide a peerless lifestyle with all the touchstones of quality that today’s discerning market demands. Nearby, Chapel Street has a diverse collection of restaurants, cafes and bars to suit all palettes. From early morning coffee to afternoon chill-out, the street buzzes with atmosphere. When the sun sets, Chapel Street’s social scene will make your head spin – cool clubs, pubs and music venues abound.
Lucia’s superb entrance sets the scene with clarity. The luxurious design of the foyer provides just enough cues to showcase the affluence of Lucia, striking a perfect balance between what awaits upstairs and the fashionable realm just outside. A range of on-site fitness and recreational amenities augments Lucia’s abundance. The centrepiece, a crystal-clear swimming pool and sumptuous deck offer a superior way to unwind and socialise.