Concrete cladding and pavers from Anston Architectural Products were specified for the United Places Botanic Gardens in South Yarra, Victoria.

Designed by Melbourne-based architecture studio Carr to offer a boutique hotel experience, United Places Botanic Gardens offers private luxurious suites that provide the comforts of home to the discerning traveller. Overlooking Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens, the building’s elegant façade showcases subtle concrete cladding juxtaposed with visual accents of gold and ebony.

The building is characterised by linear planes that evoke a sense of hardy minimalism, balanced by the warmth and softness of the rich materials found within the interior.

Each of the 12 suites has access to private balconies laid with Anston Vega concrete pavers. The use of concrete on the horizontal plane draws a connection to the vertical front face of the building.

Photographer: Impress Photography