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When architecture, art and photography combine: the 2 Girls Building

When architecture, art and photography combine: the 2 Girls Building

Three in one

Text: Yeong Sassall


Image: Peter Clarke

The new project putting the Melbourne suburb of Abbotsford on the map

If you're in the market for an apartment, may we suggest you check out the 2 Girls Building in Abbotsford. In fact, even if you're not house hunting this one's worth a look.

When architecture, art and photography combine: the 2 Girls Building (фото 1)

When architecture, art and photography combine: the 2 Girls Building (фото 2)

The 2 Girls Building is a project by artist Samantha Everton, architect Billy Kavellaris, architecture firm KUD and Domain Hill Property Group. Consisting of 15 bespoke apartments and 15 spectacular rooftop lofts, it's a curious fusion of art, photography and architecture.

Forget cement render and brick - the building's façade is decked out in one of Everton's artworks - Masquerade from her Vintage Dolls series. The team behind the project chose it for the sense of drama and theatre it injects into the public realm. 

When architecture, art and photography combine: the 2 Girls Building (фото 3)

'Masquerade', Samantha Everton

Each apartment is a piece of art in itself, with carefully considered interior design elements. The lobby could easily be an art gallery, with walls lined with works by contemporary artists and even the light wells double as sculptural art installations. 

When architecture, art and photography combine: the 2 Girls Building (фото 4) 

When architecture, art and photography combine: the 2 Girls Building (фото 5)

 

For more information, visit the 2 Girls Building official website

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