Designed by MHNDU for Lindos Group, One Hastings is a boutique apartment block of three residences on a prominent corner location at Bondi Beach, Sydney. Surrounded by post-war, red-brick, art deco apartment blocks, the renovation of the pre-existing building has taken the heritage of its architectural context into careful consideration. Forming an important part of the fabric of the street and suburb’s historic character, the aesthetic integrity of the former red-brick, art deco building has been conserved, its internal scheme updated to offer modernised living spaces.
Prior to its renovation, One Hastings contained two apartments that were very dark and lacked residential amenity. Keeping the site envelope, the building now comprises three apartments, garage parking, and outdoor terraces which flow from the living areas. Significantly, an abundance of natural light filters into each dwelling through a series of aluminium framed openings which maximise the building’s northern aspect. Built using a mixture of new and original brick by K2 Construction, PGH’s dry pressed architectural brick was utilised alongside the heritage bricks, the balance of the brickwork critical in retaining the essence of the building’s original streetscape presence.
One Hastings is, in many respects, a labour of love. Its sensitive reconfiguration proves that with enough dedication and design craftsmanship, distinct heritage red-brick, inter-war apartments can be preserved and updated to accommodate modern lifestyle and living requirements.
MHNDU is a Sydney architectural collective dedicated to creating timeless spaces which cater to modern sensibilities. Dedicated to our craft for over twenty-five years, our ethos is unwavering: to cultivate experiential beauty in built form.
All of our projects are a physical testament to our fundamental philosophy of respecting the nuances of the architectural artform, catering to our clients’ needs for a unification of residential liveability and luxuriousness.
MHNDU represents the holistic union of principals Brian Meyerson, Kevin Ng and Liam Hancock. Together with their talented team, they fuse their experience, dedication to design creativity and strategic architectural visions with the ultimate goal of cultivating a legacy of quality, enduring and sustainable buildings.
MHNDU has established a strong reputation in our industry based on our unique blend of technical excellence, commercial acumen and forward-thinking design sensibility. We have cultivated a timeless portfolio of over a hundred works specialising in developments ranging from bespoke houses and small to medium size multi-residential projects to large scale urban renewal projects within the Eastern Suburbs and Greater Sydney area. Our projects are characterised by their confident, modernist statements tempered with an intimate knowledge of local climate, lifestyle and culture.
At MHNDU we understand that the development approvals process is one of the most challenging and daunting prospects for our clients. We have built our name on our ability to engage and mediate the processes involved between clients, council, neighbours and major stakeholders. We assist our clients’ assessment of their site’s development potential through feasibility and early concept design studies for a wide range of projects. We assess the potential for bonus floor space via voluntary planning agreements, affordable housing schemes and exceptions to the planning controls to increase the yield of our client’s sites.
We are proudly affiliated with interior design studio Lawless and Meyerson, experts in intentionally cultivating interior spaces which complement the architectural concept and elevate their client’s experiential sense of home. Headed by interior designer Jo Lawless, Lawless and Meyerson have collaborated with MHNDU on a range of multi award-winning projects, building on a wealth of experience and style of relaxed sophistication. From high-end bespoke homes to luxury apartments, each collaboration is treated individually and holistically from the inside out: a seamless blend of architectural expression and refined interiors.
Nominated Architect Brian Meyerson. NSW Registration No 4907. VIC Registration No 19861.