Leedon Residence was designed to provide residents the ambience of a retreat-style setting, accomplished by maximising on the views of lush landscape surrounding areas, utilizing natural light and ventilation and maintaining a sense of seclusion and privacy.
Leedon Residence was created by stacking double-height living and balcony spaces with three bedrooms on top in an “L” shape, and repeating that sequence throughout the building with alternating three and four-bedroom units. All living and bedroom spaces are afforded prime views by arranging the units around the building’s core, with wet areas centralised away from the main façade
Landscaping also plays a large part in Leedon Residence, present in the main communal areas as a central garden and water features. More than 70% of the estate is devoted to landscaping and communal facilities.
The apartment units are positioned to maximise surrounding views while maintaining privacy and seclusion and optimising natural light and ventilation. The building design plays on the programmatic shift between three- and four-bedroom units and the spatial variations it creates. A controlled composition of deep balcony overhangs framed by aluminium mesh and vertical screens winds up through the glass curtain wall to the building’s top.
A large central landscaped garden contains the main communal areas, where a sculpted clubhouse and function spaces are sited gently around a large swimming pool and water feature. Landscaping blends harmoniously with the architecture and interior space to create a seamless continuation of private space into public space. Rough stone walls strike a balance with light timber cladding and layers of landscaped hedges, shrubs and trees to create a harmonious retreat that breaks up the scale and mass of the large residential development.
At Forest Walk, carefully selected trees are planted to complement existing conserved trees and slopes of lush greenery are formed to retain natural terrain of the site. A meandering footpath, outdoor fitness areas, yoga pavilions and bio-pond are integrated seamlessly within the lush greenery, providing tranquil area for retreat and relaxation.
The development embodies the principles of sustainable design with use of eco-friendly features. Building layouts have been maximized with mostly North-South facing to avoid heat gain from the sun. The building core has been ‘opened’ up to allow light and wind flow between the building and into the interfacing units and stair core.
The building has incorporated energy efficient features in the materials used, such as Low-E glass and thermal paint. Environmentally friendly products with green labels, such as composite timber deck/cladding and precast with recycled contents, are also used in the development.
Curtain wall with aluminium screening forms the main façade, while natural stone in various finishes are largely used at landscape areas. The clubhouse with full height glazing to optimise the views has lightweight roof finished in aluminium and composite timber cladding to the underside.