URBANEST - MELBOURNE
Archilux has now completed the lighting of the Urbanest student accommodation situated on a narrow site adjacent to the heritage listed Melbourne Welsh Church.
Urbanest La Trobe provides a diverse range of student living options ranging from self-contained studio units to communal living pods with shared kitchen and entertainment facilities. The rooftop terrace, gym and study rooms offers students a variety of areas where they can come together outside of the living areas.
The unique context of being situated between an 1871 Gothic Revival Church and an early 90’s glass high-rise building meant Urbanest required a creative architectural response both in form and materiality.
The AXIUM range of ultra slim profile aluminium light modules has been used to evenly and gently illuminate the corridors and lift lobbies with its square shape opal diffuser providing a light wash of the high timber walls.
The VENICE 6 LED downlights in double and triple plates were used to illuminate the reception areas, lounge, study rooms and entertainment facilities.
Architects DKO Architecture
Photography Peter Bennetts