Malcolm Taylor and Associates

Pulse Apartments

80 Richmond Road Ponsonby Auckland
Commercial – 2017

The Pulse, 80 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn, is an apartment building completed in early 2000. Located at the Ponsonby end of Richmond Road, over looking 19th century villas, a Tonga church, Grey Lynn Park. The site is bounded by other... Read more

The Pulse, 80 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn, is an apartment building completed in early 2000.

Located at the Ponsonby end of Richmond Road, over looking 19th century villas, a Tonga church, Grey Lynn Park. The site is bounded by other apartment buildings and street frontages. At the beginning of 2015 The Pulse building and owners began a transformational project including new cladding, roof, and painting of exterior and interior surfaces.

Dulux products were used extensively to obtain an enduring finish and stricking appearance to this mid-scale residential building. The design strategy was primarily driven by the natural features of Grey Lynn Park and green belt of planting.

The organising element of the building is the rainscreen clad corner wall. The green grid pattern unite with the frosted glass balustrade and occasional red panel giving the corner visual energy and connection with the surrounding natural environment. Dulux “Red Jacks” references the adjacent flame tree and provides a vibrant, cheerful marker for entry to the building.
The aluminium wall cladding colour, chosen from the metalic colours available in the Dulux powder coat range: Electric Cow Kinetic and Platypus Kinetic provide a que for the “Glenbrook” on the concrete walls below. Exposed steel work in “Black” connects the structural elements with the upper roof edges providing a strong horizontal accent to the building.

Completed at the end of 2016 The Pulse now sits confident, and calmly in its surrounding bringing moments of delight for occupants as they arrive home and rekindled pride for the owners.