Appian is a mixed use residential and commercial development located in Albany, Auckland.
The building is conceived as two components - interlocking residential blocks that are focused around an elevated green courtyard, and a retail strip that follows the street edges below. Between the two parts is the building carparking which becomes a negative between the two blocks.
The residential block contains 83 units in a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. The follow a strict modular arrangement that informs the external architecture of the building.
The retail zone contains 6 outlets that are imagined as a mix of cafes, restaurants and retail stores.
CLIENT: LZ Trust