Alexander Lotersztain of Derlot has designed the interior of the Chester Street Apartment located in Brisbane, Australia.
Alexander Lotersztain’s Chester Street refurbishment has transformed the Brisbane penthouse apartment into a vibrant and expressive space, connecting the inside with the outdoors. The interior was designed to fully exploit the Brisbane weather and aspect. The refurbishment included custom design of the kitchen, amenities and joinery. Both sides of the penthouse open completely to allow light and air through the length of the apartment.
The most efficient design consideration is the integration of the main amenities: kitchen, bathrooms and laundry, into the open spaces for both practical and aesthetic ideals. Concealed innovatively within sliding joinery, they are fully functional but can also be seamlessly hidden to maintain visual comfort and intimacy. Complementary to the daring reverse monochromatic base colour scheme to enhance the feeling of space, warmth was provided through the timber wall panelling and loud bursts of colour on the floor. The selection of materials, sourced from local manufacturers, focuses strongly on practical and elegant design solutions within careful consideration of maintenance and sustainability. The interior was designed to fully exploit the Brisbane weather and aspect. The main dining room is alfresco, and both sides of the penthouse open completely to allow light and air through the entire length of the apartment.
Photos by Florian Groehn