The Istana – Multi-Residential Apartments, Melbourne
Originally titled “Dynasty Melbourne”, the development was more fittingly renamed “The Istana” (Istana being Malay for Palace). High levels of detail were required with emphasis on execution and finish using cues from oriental and art-deco architecture resulting in a sense of opulence and luxury. Feng Shui principles and Chinese good luck symbols were incorporated. The interiors marry seamlessly with the contemporary exterior with the use of art deco pull handles on door fittings and dynamic marble for the “red carpet” entry.