Box Hill’s newest development presents an abundant celebration of colour, combined with architectural finesse.
Words: Kalli Zerveas
Through architecture it’s possible to gauge many things about a culture, such as lifestyle, artistic sensibilities and social structure – Cameron Arnold.
A reflection of Cameron Arnold’s words, the building is a vibrant reminder of intercontinental Australia and the colours we have united to create.
The unique space designed by Billy Kavellaris has been thoughtfully constructed to cater to occupants throughout.
Situated on a site with three frontages, KUD expresses it was critical that the architecture activate and address all three frontages but also be of a single architectural language.
The dramatic five floor site has strips geometrically alternating over the floor plates to create highly articulated facades. The vibrant presence is accentuated by the brightly coloured fascia around the balconies.
In order to increase the public amenity of the occupants, the internal circulation areas are open to the sky. This serves as a “lung” to the development, providing additional daylight and natural ventilation while allowing for vegetation to populate the open atrium.