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Albany, North Auckland

Ignite Architects

E Series Random, E200

This striking V-shaped complex comprises 117 one, two and three-bedroom high-end apartments over six levels, as well as two retail/café tenancies at ground level. Its large expanses called for contrasting textures in the cladding to add dynamic, while still offering low maintenance and extreme weathertightness.

Everyday luxury at home

This brand new apartment complex was designed to create everyday luxury, with carefully curated details and beautiful textures. Its striking V-shape allows residents to maximise privacy and sunlight, while offering something visually different in a busy urban landscape.

One of the key features of O.K.L.A. is the variety of cladding used to enhance the street appeal – combining terracotta tiles, Alucobond panels, concrete beams and Nu-Wall aluminium cladding. Two distinct varieties of Nu-Wall appear on this structure, with the E Random series finished in Matt Titania providing vertical detail, contrasting with the E200 profile in the darker Electric Cow Kinetic horizontally. Nu-Wall’s vertical lines span up to three stories without joins, enhancing the appearance - and it’s the only aluminium cladding available in such lengths. Low maintenance means the crisp lines of the structure will stay just as fresh for years to come, with only occasional washing required.

While beautiful aesthetics are important, the key to real luxury living is ensuring the structure is solid, warm and completely weathertight for comfort of residents. This is where Nu-Wall was an obvious choice, with proven weathertightness and a 100 year guarantee on the product. Simply ideal for high rises!

Ignite Architects:

The building form reflects a simple and dynamic expression. The use of distinct architectural geometry provides O.K.L.A. with a strong individual character.