Building that’s making waves
This unique structure is both creative and offers spectacular views towards the Hills, writes
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.