fbpx DAN | Daily Architecture News Soaring 'Skyhomes' join the site of Australia's most expensive residence - DAN | Daily Architecture News
Soaring ‘Skyhomes’ join the site of Australia’s most expensive residence

Soaring ‘Skyhomes’ join the site of Australia’s most expensive residence

Architecture
News
Residential Design
26-02-2121
WATCH: Highlights from the world of architecture and design.

Guided by property developer Lendlease, One Sydney Harbour sees the reunion of Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano and interior designer Daniel Goldberg, founder and creative director at State of Craft. The two design visionaries previously collaborated in 2012 on both The Shard and Shard Place in London.

The harbourside site is already known as the home to the most expensive residence in Australia – the penthouse of the Residences One building was sold for over AU$140 million. But it’s the buzz that surrounds Residences Two, the next step in the One Sydney Harbour development, that’s capturing renewed attention.

Skyhomes at Residence One / News highlights

  • The One Sydney Harbour development sees the reunion of Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano and State of Craft interior designer Daniel Goldberg.
  • The penthouse at the Residences One tower was sold for more than AU$140 million, making it Australia’s most expensive residence.
  • Joining the harbourside site, Residences Two is a 68-storey residential tower with views across the city and beyond.
  • Atop the Residences Two building, two penthouses called ‘Skyhomes’ include an outdoor terrace with social space and a swimming pool.
  • State of Craft will guide the interiors of each residence so that they are personally curated to meet the vision of the owners.
Skyhomes in Sydney

A 68-storey residential building, Residences Two will contain two impressive ‘Skyhomes’ that each occupy a full level of the tower’s soaring crown. The largest of the homes measures in at a staggering 670 square metres. Both luxury penthouses flaunt 3-metre-high ceilings and are accessed via a private lift lobby.

Artist’s illustrations show that the pièce de résistance of the cloud-hugging homes is perhaps the rooftop terraces, each complete with generous entertaining space and a swimming pool, backdropped by panoramic views across the glittering city and beyond.

“We wanted to create two unique world-class homes in the sky that capture the essence of living high above Sydney Harbour,” says Daniel. “The experience of being in the ‘Skyhomes’ was inspired by life onboard private yachts with their seamless transition from inside to outside spaces, and the feeling of freedom and elegant comfort.”

An interior view at the Skyhomes in Sydney

All places have a story to tell, you just have to listen to that story, and I think Sydney has a great story to tell.

Renzo Piano Chairman and founding partner,
Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Working in tandem, Daniel’s interior design response set out to embrace Renzo Piano’s vision, creating thoughtful connections with the natural surrounds and paying homage to the tower’s presence and scale. Under State of Craft’s expertise, each ‘Skyhome’ will be personally curated to meet the vision of its owners.

“Luxury is often confused with opulence,” says Daniel. “Our approach to luxury is very much about craftsmanship, telling the story of curation, a sense of authenticity. We wanted the interiors to be timeless, sophisticated and smart. Craftsmanship and attention to detail is really what sets these apartments apart.”

Applying a delicate and refined approach to design, Renzo and Daniel have set a new benchmark for luxury living globally and, in turn, created a new landmark for the Sydney skyline. “We immediately started to think about these buildings being like crystals, playing one to the other,” Renzo says, of the way in which the two residential towers reflect and refract the city’s famed light.

“All places have a story to tell, you just have to listen to that story, and I think Sydney has a great story to tell,” he adds. “In this case I think it’s very much about this, about making something that tells the essence of this city that is about sense of lightness, a sense of light, the sense of transparency.”

onesydneyharbour.com; rpbw.com; stateofcraft.co.uk

Catch up on more of the latest architectural gestures and residential design. Plus, subscribe to receive the Daily Architecture News e-letter direct to your inbox.

Skyhomes in Sydney
Inside view at Residences Two
Inside view at Residences Two
Inside view at Residences Two by Lendlease
Inside view at Residences Two by Lendlease

Related stories

Advertisement
Login to join the conversation

Subscriber comments are moderated first. Respect others. Criticise ideas, not people. No offensive language View commenting guidelines

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Further Reading
View all in Architecture
The colour-filled Toggle Hotel in Tokyo by Klein Dytham architecture
Designed by Tokyo-based firm Klein Dytham architecture (KDa), the Toggle Hotel is a truly efficient urban lodging in a city where real estate is notoriously hard to come by. Expertly wedged onto a triangle-shaped site in the beating heart of Tokyo, the nine-storey hotel is bound by the elevated Metropolitan Expressway which flies past on one side, while the main railway line that crosses Tokyo zooms past on the opposite side.
Architecture
08-04-2121
Ateliers Jean Nouvel wins competition to build opera house in Shenzhen
Paris-based architecture studio Ateliers Jean Nouvel has been announced as the winner of an international competition to build a new opera house in Shenzhen, China. Titled ‘Light of the Sea’ for the washes of light to be emitted from the building's curvaceous shell and its proximity to the South China Sea, the winning design will become the sparkling diamond in a revived promenade precinct that stretches along the city's shoreline.
Architecture
31-03-2121
Guðlaug geothermal baths in Iceland by Basalt Architects
Sought after for its health benefits and healing powers, geothermal bathing is an ancient tradition in Iceland which dates back to the 12th century. The Nordic island nation is located on a fissure between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates, placing it directly above geothermal activity that heats reservoirs of water underneath the earth’s crust. The piping hot water – the quintessence of geothermal bathing – can be accessed by drilling or it might rise to the earth's surface naturally.
Architecture
18-03-2121
Incoming oasis: Red Sea International Airport by Foster + Partners
Offering a glimmer of hope that global travel will resume in the not too distant future, construction is underway at the Red Sea International Airport in Saudi Arabia. Designed by Foster + Partners, the world-class facility is located on the country's west coast, about 15 kilometres inland from the Red Sea. By 2030, the airport is expected to facilitate the confluence of one million passengers per year, establishing its status as a significant gateway for the region’s tourism-focussed Red Sea Project.
Architecture
05-03-2121
‘By the people, for the people’: Waterfront Clubhouse by Abin Design Studio
In early 2017, the state government of West Bengal in India offered all state clubs and associations a sum of two lakh rupees (approx. AU$3500/US$2750), to be used for the promotion of sports and extra-curricular activities within its communities. Though not enough funding to immediately fulfil their ambitions, one of the local football clubs in the city of Bansberia was prompted by the stimulus to approach Abin Design Studio (ADS), tasking them with the design and construction of a compact clubhouse for its young and passionate footballers.
Architecture
23-02-2121
The Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Woods Bagot
Born from a partnership between New York-based architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Australian practice Woods Bagot, the Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre (AACC) is one step closer to realisation with the unveiling of the building’s updated designs. Planned for the city of Adelaide in South Australia, the AACC will honour the past, present and future of Aboriginal cultures while also pledging support to contemporary art practices and events.
Architecture
10-02-2121

Back to Top