Escent: West End
With a look that’s so glassy, Escent makes a polished foray into the West End.
Fashioned with a quality that’s both moody and fresh, it picks up on the urban contrasts of the precinct, as it reflects movement in its waved façade. Shiny veneers and industrial edges take it somewhere else – with tones reminiscent of Melbourne living. Its bold building fabrics and fluid lines add a fitting gloss to the area’s newest resident. The curvature of panels ground it with a flexible quality. Escent reflects a kind of European cool as it fits with revival character of the Brisbane’s West End.
The architectural form is a rhythmic and playful balance of proportional elements. Dynamic movement is expressed in the articulated glazed envelope defining the living spaces, which contrast the sleek elegant building frame. Well placed generous balconies allow a strong connection between the interior and exterior. The building has been carefully crafted with a series of open plan apartments that provide a transition from the entry of each apartment to open plan living spaces and balconies beyond.
There is a harmonious affiliation between the architecture and interior design that is graceful yet strong in presence. The kitchen and bathroom design expresses a sense of sophistication, offset by textural finishes and a rich, contrasting palette of materials. Rustic, natural elements are framed within smooth, contrasting edges creating an elegant industrial feel to the interior spaces.