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IDEA Shortlist Series: Manteau by Studio Tate

IDEA Shortlist Series: Manteau by Studio Tate


In the lead up to the highly anticipated IDEA Gala party in November, ADR shines a light on the projects that could bring home a trophy. 

Manteau by Studio Tate is shortlisted in the Residential Multi Category of the 2018 IDEA Awards. The winners will be announced at the exclusive IDEA Gala party on 23 November at Centennial Homestead, Sydney. Join us for a night of celebration with this year’s winners by purchasing your tickets here. 

Design statement

It’s through consideration for the finest details that we have crafted 14 residences that bely traditional expectations of inner-city living. We extensively replanned the original scheme to make a virtue of the small footprint by maximising every inch of space. These aren’t just apartments, but homes.

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Enter through the front door and a bespoke welcome station offers a place to set down the day’s clutter. Beyond the hallway, the open plan kitchen, living and dining area offer generous liveability in a small package; with ceiling height variation and floor-planning delineating zones, while a carefully edited palette creates cohesion.

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The island bench provides an anchor for the shared space, not just to eat at but to live around. A modular system was devised for the kitchen, adapting to the lifestyle of each resident. The luxury of amenity finds itself in considered elements that range from the Lambert and Fils wall light to pocket doors in joinery that conceal appliances, wine storage, and built-in benches.

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Indoor and outdoor living is seamlessly integrated by full-height steel glazing to extend the living area into the leafy, Jack Merlo-landscaped courtyard in the warmer months. Meanwhile, the internal fireplace creates a space to gather around in winter; with our open-tread design of the adjacent staircase creating an architectural feature.

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Nuanced sophistication guided the tonal palette of natural materials. The warmth of oak is paired with the subtlety of grey stone, tactile sheer woven linen and black steel accents.

The upstairs levels integrate spaces for work and for rest. A study nook has been cleverly integrated with oak joinery. Meanwhile, the three bedrooms are a sanctuary of soft grey linen and mottled plush carpet; with exterior greenery filtering through reeded glass windows. The generous master bathroom offers a double vanity, substantial shower and bath, and integrated storage.

Photography by: Peter Clarke Photography


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