The long but narrow wedge-shaped site sits opposite the Presidential Grounds (Istana). Although it is a residential area just on the outskirts of the city, it is not popular because of the restrictions on height and window opening in most apartment blocks in the vicinity. Furthermore, the area is being cut up by the exit of a major tunnel into the city.
The design of the apartments takes inspiration from the site at Cavenagh Road. The site is characterized by the lush greenery in the area and row of tall small-trunk Eugenia trees along the frontage of the site. The aim was to design a building façade which makes the building appear to have been there all along, introducing elements and materials that echo the rhythm of the tall trees, as well as reflect the flickering light through the foliage. The shadows of the leaves are captured as silhouettes on the entrance façade of shimmering copper.
The significance of this project lies in the design being able to optimize the difficult site to create 26 units of housing as well as give the apartment block a distinct character which sits comfortably in the existing tree-lined area.