Adams Apartments sculptural form challenges the senses and enlivens South Yarra's streetscape.

Rob Mills

The Adams Apartments are the third in a collection of buildings designed by RMA in the prestigious Melbourne suburb of South Yarra. Each has a distinct character responding to the shape of the site, the built context and the surrounding views. In this instance, a long, rectangular site easing into a tapered corner becomes the driver for a strong sculptural building, housing seven luxury apartments including a spectacular penthouse. The scale and form of the building is in keeping with the adjacent Art Deco apartment blocks and a domed synagogue, while views of Fawkner Park help the building extend its visual reach and make connections with the landscape capturing space beyond the built form.

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