External Facade

The Revival
of sanctuary


PBD Architects’ design pays the utmost respect to the historic and character-filled suburb of Elizabeth Bay, placing Munro House in dialogue with its Art Deco neighbours through a curvaceous tonal brick façade, generous proportions and natural materials. The free-form design faces north and cascades confidently across the site as a new landmark building on Greenknowe Avenue.

Artist impression
Artist impression
The Art Deco inspired facade designed by PBD Architects.

The contemporary architecture expresses real permanence through the use of strong and honest materials. Uncompromising craftsmanship is seen through the solid, tonal brick façade with Art Deco detailing, whilst the building’s upper levels are crowned with a modern, metal cladding. The façade and large, sculptural balconies are ornamented with foliage and nestled within several verdant pockets.

Rooftop community garden

Munro House is a contemporary expression of grand garden living, drawing inspiration from the site’s history and natural context to provide an oasis amidst urban Sydney. Landscape designers Taylor Brammer wrap and enfold the architecture with green foliage and sensory gardens at all levels to provide an immersion in nature for residents, and a lush street presence for the local community.

Ground floor sensory garden