Dec 03, 2015 / Architecture
Ari by Ola Studio

Ari is a minimalist residence located in Hawthorne East, Australia, designed by Ola Studio. Ari is a commercial development comprising of nine apartments and a ground floor retail tenancy. The building is located in Hawthorn East in Melbourne, just east of Auburn Village in the heart of the historical brick-making area, and only a stone’s throw away from the original brickworks site itself. Given the site’s location, the project investigated the opportunities of the humble brick beyond a simple façade material and explored how the brick can be assembled to create detailed patterns on the buildings envelope which in turn evokes a sense of lightness and transparency as the brick’s ‘hit and miss’ openings not only provide privacy for its residents, but an interesting natural-light play to the courtyards and internal spaces.