Embassy is a multifaceted residential development located in the heart of the former working-class suburb of Richmond. Reaching 13-storeys at its peak, the scale of the development is tempered by its patterned facade with the dark plinth of the building featuring sequences of openings, which create a complex rhythmic configuration. With lighter tones used on the upper levels, the elevation appears diffused, while a band of gold wrapping around the building’s facade forms a graceful focal point, joining the two contrasting sections.
Lifestyle, work and recreation are all accommodated in this unique development with communal work spaces, several elevated gardens for relaxation and entertaining, as well as a cinema, and a large communal dining area. A pedestrian footbridge connects two of the apartment buildings which share first floor communal spaces such as a cinema and courtyard garden. Embassy also features cleverly positioned three-storey townhouses – slightly elevated from street level, they form private and welcoming retreats.
The substantial presence of the buildings is integrated into the neighbourhood with a public thoroughfare activating the ground-floor retail spaces. The result is an open and vibrant environment which is in keeping with the timbre of the inner-city location.