Render of Building C of Mastery by Crown Group. Image: Courtesy of Crown Group

Keith Stead interviewed by South China Morning Post on Mastery by Crown Group

02 Sep 2021

Associate Director Keith Stead is interviewed in a recent article published by the South China Morning Post on the design of Mastery by Crown Group.

Keith is leading the OCULUS team working on the impressive "stacked forest" that will sit atop Building C, designed by renowned architect Kengo Kuma and Associates. It's the Japanese practice's first residential project in Australia.

Greenery will cover every level of all four sides of the building, using species found in the natural landscapes of the escarpments and more mountainous areas around Sydney. The species’ resilience to the prevailing environmental conditions of their orientation will also inform the planting decisions. On the southern side, for instance, plants need to be more shade-tolerant.

“As you move down, you transition to a planting palette more associated with plains. Towards the lower levels there will be more woodland species, with the bottom spaces using rainforest and canyon plants,” Stead explains.

Read the full article here.

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