Key to the downsizing process meant storage was imperative. Cantilever’s approach was to respond to the context and brief and work closely with the residents, to maximise their design and manufacturing capabilities. Also based in Melbourne their approach is centred around tailoring solutions for future-focussed spaces. Wanting to offer a custom product, but also for themselves, each apartment was designed as, “Architecturally significant and of impressive high-end design, fit-out and build, was priced to offer significant value-for-money and designed to be future proof.”
From the kitchen, master bedroom, study and guest bedroom where an integrated bed is concealed, to hallway storage and custom living room entertainment storage, an emphasis has been placed on a user-friendly outcome. Paul and Christine say, “our brief was to design the apartments for old age, but not make them look like that, with safety an important consideration, no steps, ergonomic maintenance,” which includes the introduction of home automation.