Svärmisk Resort Apartments are located at the end of the picturesque Kiewa Valley at the foot of Victoria's Alpine Resorts. At the edge of the Mt.Beauty township, on what was known as the 'old Chalet site', covering a 5 acre sloping site. The landscaping and architecture carefully respect the sites mixture of exotic & indigenous trees, natural contours and state forest surrounds. The dilapidated Mt.Beauty Chalet & accommodation wings were largely removed but recycled as materials to be used in the new works. This submission involves the completion of the first six of twelve planned self contained units, along with general site establishment, roads and services. Based on a simple 6.0m X 6.0m footprint the units are a flexible accommodation model, 2 or 3 level, free standing or attached with internal zoning options for various uses. They are a compact yet articulated form with projecting decks, carports and offsets adding an expressive vitality. 5-6 Star energy ratings have been achieved. Colours and materials have been developed to produce an honest, economical, low maintainence, environmentally responsive design fully integrated with the landscape principles for the whole site. For instance storm water runoff collection, base gabion rock retaining and feature walls add to the rich existing landscape and site reponsive design. The northern orienatation, offering spectacular views down the valley, present the 'face' of the development to passing traffic heading to Falls Creek Alpine resort. Internally, almost all features are built in, utilizing an array of materials from plywood, recycled timber, fibreglass, to the colours of ceramic tiles, upholstered seats & simple laminated surfaces. Svärmisk Resort Apartments are a compact, site responsive and adaptive accommodation model with just a twist of scandinavian. 





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