YVE has been designed as a three dimensional iconographic structure with predominately glass facings of various textures and layers. The intention is for a subtle building which sits harmoniously in its location and at the same time presents a positive contribution to the streetscape. The building is symmetrical in plan and elevation. All floor plates are screened by a continuous ribbon of concertina glass which acts as balcony handrails, shading devices, and when viewed at a distance or obtusely creates a shimmering, mesmeric effect.
Yve’s twin residential towers, rise as one in radiant clarity above St Kilda Road. An extraordinary urban initiative which stands in counterpoint to the historic buildings, parkland spaces and special character of this distinctive Melbourne Boulevard. Each 20 storey tower comprise 105 apartments.
Yve introduces the beholder to a journey of colour, texture and form. Glass crystallises the street presence of this graceful three dimensional structure, glazed angled panels seem to set this architectural icon afloat on a pedestal of translucent colour.
Residents’ facilities include 24 hour concierge, business centre and executive lounge and a fully equipped mini theatrette. Integrated into the serene environment of a European gym is an indoor heated pool, steam room, sauna, gymnasium, and massage and treatment facilities – a reflection of today’s most important priorities.