Build­ing that’s mak­ing waves

This unique struc­ture is both cre­ative and of­fers spec­tac­u­lar views to­wards the Hills, writes

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PEO­PLE with a ‘‘cre­ative edge’’ will find them­selves at home in this land­mark build­ing in the city. The Wave build­ing, at 19 Gilles St Ade­laide, is now mar­ket­ing 11 of its 12 lev­els to the pub­lic, in­clud­ing two pent­houses for $2.8 mil­lion each. Ar­chi­tect Adrian Evans’ com­pany JPE De­sign Stu­dio now oc­cu­pies the fourth level of the build­ing. ‘‘The struc­ture’s quite amaz­ing,’’ he says. ‘‘I think it would suit peo­ple with a cre­ative edge, it’s cer­tainly not your nor­mal of­fice build­ing.’’

The build­ing’s south-east corner bears the shape of a wave and of­fers spec­tac­u­lar views to­wards the Ade­laide Hills.

The en­tire build­ing is of a shape not un­like that of a grand pi­ano, Mr Evans says.

Two sides are straight, with the wave form­ing the third wall.

‘‘We came up with the no­tion of the wave to re­ally cap­ture the view,’’ he says.

Agent Michele Alexan­drou says there are three apart­ments for sale – two at $2.8 mil­lion and the ‘‘grand pent­house at $5.9 mil­lion.

‘‘We call it the grand pent­house and it can have up to six bed­rooms,’’ she says.

‘‘They’ve taken ad­van­tage of the ex­clu­siv­ity with the way it’s de­signed.’’

She says the sheer in­tegrity of the build­ing and its unique de­sign are the rea­son for its ap­peal.

‘‘There’s a dou­ble glazed wall of win­dows curved in the shape of a wave,’’ she says.

‘‘I reckon it could be about 8m high of sheer glass.’’

Green and sus­tain­able ini­tia­tives also have been worked into the de­sign.

The dou­ble-glazed win­dows block heat while the light­ing and air­con­di­tion­ing through­out each level has been made as en­ergy-ef­fi­cient as pos­si­ble.

Mr Evans says the same con­cepts have been worked into the in­ter­nal struc­ture of the build­ing as well.

‘‘It’s a bit edgy, with raw and re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als,’’ he says. ‘‘But it’s a very flex­i­ble space.’’

Re­tail spa­ces from 150sq m also are on the mar­ket and on-site park­ing is avail­able.

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