Scape Abercrombie

Scape Living
Abercrombie Street, Sydney
Annette O'Brien; supplied by client

New student accommodation sited to connect with the University of Sydney’s Darlington campus.

Scape Abercrombie elevates students’ daily living to a new level. Alongside London-based Ab Rogers Design, who developed the highly functional private rooms, we were engaged to realise the Scape experience across all communal areas. Distinct communal zones have been designed to support, inspire and engage. From multifunctional social spaces to serene studio havens, Abercrombie Street is an ideal place to connect, collaborate and learn.

Colour was fundamental to marrying our concept, based on colour theory, with Scape’s identity pillars: ‘clean, but not cold’, ‘proudly pop’, ‘singular, not eclectic’, ‘be the pink sheep’ and ‘surprisingly daring’. These translated to a scheme that balances colour with neutral space in a bold, kaleidoscopic palette.

Focusing on maximum impact of key colourful and graphic moments, we sliced through white and raw finishes with swathes of colour to define specific-use areas with flexible, informal boundaries.