Rob Mills Architecture and Interiors celebrate Armadale’s rich architectural history in their latest multi-residential project, Hampden. Bringing their signature luxury into one of Melbourne’s most sought after neighbourhoods, RMA creates a joyful, bespoke living experience that feels like summer all year round.
With RMA’s extensive experience in creating award-winning high-end residential dwellings, Hampden brings the practice’s hallmarks under one roof with ingenious design solutions, the use of healthy materials, high quality crafted textures, unique character and lasting value.
Intrinsically linked to both land and its surroundings, the outside of the new development incorporates RMA’s signature design feature: a series of arches across the building’s brick façade. Brick was chosen for its texture, colour and durability while also being low maintenance – an essential quality in an apartment building with shared ownership.
The arches are a nod to Armadale’s unique character defined by its shopfronts, verandas and window openings. Through a selection of natural materials and a soft colour palette, they give the building an inviting character and allow plenty of natural light within the nine private residences, genuinely bringing the concept of Enlightened Living to life.
“We wanted to create interiors that remind you of summertime throughout the year,” says Rob Mills, Director of RMA. “A light palette with earthy tones was chosen to gently reflect the sunlight and be one with the bricked arches enclosing the interior,” he adds.
As each large-scale three-bedroom residence benefits from the morning sun and has access to the changing light through the day, it can feel like it’s always summer in Hampden. The light, in combination with spatial arrangements, textures and acoustics, defines the joyful character of the dwellings. At the same time, their practical design ensures all the occupant’s daily needs are met.
Governed by best-practice wellness design principles, including low toxicity plants, acoustic insulation, intuitive technology or the 7-star NaTHERS rating, Hampden delivers a living experience that’s gentle and healthy to live in.
But RMA’s latest project isn’t only green on the inside. “Melbourne’s residential character is defined by its landscape and its wide tree-lined streets,” says Mills. “Hampden by RMA is built within one of these leafy environments.” There is s a space for a canopy of green and lush ground-floor gardens, while vertical gardens add greenery to the upper parts of the building and soften the scale of the development at the same time.
Retaining full control of the project, RMA is both designing and delivering Hampden end-to-end, offering a truly unique experience to any purchaser. The practice’s holistic offering, also including project management and styling, will allow Mills to hand-pick bespoke furniture or artworks. The opportunity to upgrade also gives future occupants a chance to further tailor the interiors depending on individual requirements.
Zip HydroTap G4 Elite is one of the selected ranges of appliances buyers can choose through an upgrade option. Designed to provide instant filtered boiling, chilled or sparkling water free from odours and contamination, Zip HydroTap further boosts Hamden’s sustainability and wellbeing credentials. At the same time, the finish options in either Gunmetal or Brushed Gold provide a sleek and contemporary touch that compliments the overall aesthetic of the new development.
Through their latest Armadale project, RMA delivers a relaxed, bright and bespoke luxury creating a modern living experience that’s not only stylish, technologically advanced and sustainable but also developed to the exact needs of the occupants.