Located on Old South Head Road, Vaucluse, Pavilion is a boutique residential development consisting of nineteen apartments. Crafted to exist in concert with its surroundings, Pavilion exudes an experiential sense of congruousness with its natural and built environment. With an overarching architectural intention to generate a palpable sense of place, MHNDU have aimed to reinforce the referential relationship between the building and its site.
Characterised by contextual design strategies which seek to naturalise the building in its locale, as well as capitalise on its proximity to ocean visuals, the apartment orients itself deliberately towards spectacular sea vistas through the strategic fanning out of the northern and southern elevations. Designed to be permeable and open, the living areas direct towards the east and the Pacific, allowing for a fluid integration of the natural surroundings into the living spaces. The building form, outlined by its intentional staggering and angling along Old South Head Road, aligns itself with neighbouring structures.
Drawing upon materials evocative of the coastal location, the intentionally limited palette aims to create a cohesive architectural language for the structure. Primarily drawing upon timber-look aluminium battens which clad the angled and curved walls, the spacing of which are adjusted on different parts of the facade, we have integrated play and movement to the overall design. Board-form concrete walls flank the entry and line the bridges, while curved white masonry balustrades and offset black cladding are employed as an abstraction against the more natural tones used on the predominant building elements.
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.