Standing at 13 stories, Irving Domain will be a welcomed addition to Box Hill’s urban edge - its sculptural form contributing to the burgeoning and fast-evolving precinct skyline.
Box Hill, VIC
Architecture Interior Design
The site is positioned on the cusp of Box Hill’s urban development where the approach transitions from the bustling Box Hill Central, to the leafy neighbourhood Box Hill Gardens. The building’s form has been shaped to respond to this context. Curved walls soften the building’s edge and promote visual interest as it shifts upon approach while the materials selected reference and complement the surrounding urban environment.
Interfacing with the street and park, the ground floor features a bright café that appears to peel away from the sidewalk. This bold gesture softens the street corners and invites the local community in.
Irving Domain seeks to provide a highly considered and quality home for its residents – a place where they can embrace the connections to its park-side location whilst having the amenities and activities that Box Hill affords at their doorstep. The building will include 115 beautifully detailed apartments, a ground floor café, a games room, a residents’ lounge and a large rooftop deck complete with BBQ’s, a spa and an indoor dining space so entertaining can occur no matter the weather. Fostering a sense of community and engagement, purposeful areas for communal recreation have been embedded throughout.
The apartments at Irving Domain are meticulously planned to ensure the spaces work to their maximum potential and offer residents a considered and life-enhancing home. Spaces are curated to ensure separation and distinction between public (such as living and dining) and private (such as bedrooms and bathroom). Consideration of daily rituals was of the utmost importance during the design process and are celebrated throughout. For instance, a sense of arrival is enhanced by providing a place to store shoes, keys and bags near the front door.
The palette of finishes is neutral and calm, where less is more. The careful balance of subtlety and indulgence ensure the interior and exterior spaces come together in a seamless and timeless manner.