Thursday, November 09, 2006

Australia's first vertical village

Right behind St Andrew's cathedral (in the foreground) a new building grows taller every day (on the left). It's called Residences Lumière and the name is aptly chosen: with floor to ceiling windows, the apartments will indeed be full of light (lumière means light in French). More images here . The architects of this 56-floor tall building claim it will be Australia's first vertical village. Vertical village... is that a lifestyle that appeals to you? Not to me!

Juste derrière la cathédrale St Andrew (au premier plan ici) un immense immeuble grandit tous les jours (à gauche) : il s'appelle Residences Lumière, un nom bien choisi : avec ces façades entièrement vitrées les appartements seront certainement très lumineux (voir images). Le promoteur de cette tour de 56 étages annonce que ce sera le premier village vertical d'Australie... un village vertical ça vous tente comme mode de vie ? Moi pas du tout !

14 comments:

Olivier said...

ca me fait vraiment penser à manhattan, des eglises coincées entre deux immeubles. moi j'aime bien et y vivre ne me generais pas (surtout à manhattan). et puis les immeubles avec des vitres, ca fait des superbes photos avec des reflets.
Je trouve ta photo tres belle. tu as deja fait un post sur la cathédrale St Andrew ?


that really makes me think of Manhattan, of the churches wedged between two buildings. me I like and there to live did not generate me (especially in Manhattan). and then the buildings with panes, Ca makes superb photographs with reflections. I find your photograph very beautiful. you already made a post on the cathedral St Andrew?

edwin s said...

beg your pardon? vertical village?? a bunch of village idiots came up with this one, didn't they?

I'll see it when I come to Sydney in january

Lachezar said...

I don't buy the idea of 56 floors of a vertical village, but thanks god the cathedral and the trees are still there!

Alan G said...

I have never been a real fan of high-rise living. I have always been overly concerned about how safety conscience my neighbors are, especially when it come to fire prevention. You know, leaving candles burning or smoking in bed.

There....I have tried to be polite and not use words like idiot or numbskull when referring to those type neighbors.

Sally said...

Not for me...but I guess it's the way of the future. I do worry that the quality of the high rise engulfing Sydney is SOOOOOOOO ugly though.

Laureole said...

je suis tombee par hasard sur ton blog...en passant par celui de Gail qui vit a Nottingham (ou je suis transitoirement). Ahhhh Sydney !!! nous y avons commence notre voyage de noces...j'ai beaucoup aime et tes photos sont tres belles; je reviendrai fureter de temps en temps.

Reflex said...

ça me tente pas vraiment cette vie, mais je trouve le contraste architectural saisissant!

bv said...

What's annoying me the most is the French flavour they had to give to the ensemble to make it more classy, stealing our "Lumière" (!).

Ce qui m'agace le plus est ce besoin de nous piquer notre vocabulaire, utilisant notre "Lumière" pour se donner des airs classe-à-la-française...

Kate said...

Natalie, Interesting concept, but like others, I'm not interested.I think I prefer the village like the Blair Arcade of about four floors with condos above it that I've been posting photos of lately--the one you visited today (Thank you!!) I think your photo juxataposing the traditional with the modern is VERY interesting.

Meg Nakagawa said...

Some years ago, my mate Gino said if I ever want to shut up an Italian, one only needed to tie his hands behind his back. That's how I felt when Blogger didn't let me comment for a while... (*&^%^@%$#^$ Nathalie, it's almost weekend.

John - Melbourne said...

Fantastic reflections, ... almost like a larger scaled version of Oliviers posting today. Well done.

Zsolt72 said...

I never heard this term before. The lights are amazing in the full-glass rooms but I wouldnt consider this village-like:)

Kala said...

You know this almost looks like Trinity Church in Boston with the imposing buildings standing in the background - interesting photo

Rudy Girón said...

Nathalie: how interesting that Annie from Little Rock Daily Photo also posted a gothic church photo and it was St. Andrew Cathedral.

Edwin: you are on hot roller coaster my friend... will you ever come to América?