Qube Apartment Complex

The new Qube Apartment complex in Ryde NSW exemplifies the Forte Group’s technology-centred and innovative approach to honouring best practice design principles, creating light-filled contemporary apartment living with a major focus on energy performance and comfort.

Summary

  • Architect: Stephen Bowers Architects
  • Builder: Forte Group
  • Fabricator: Firmtech Aluminium

About the project

This six-storey complex features 42 one, two and three-bedroom apartments, as well as three penthouses. The sleek, clean lines of  Capral’s window and door systems featured throughout complement the project’s unparalleled luxury and style.

A highlight of this demanding venture was the collaborative work undertaken between Forte Group, the Firmtech Aluminium fabrication team, and Stephen Bowers Architects. Improved outcomes were achieved through the team’s impressive combined talents, skills and experience.

The specification of Capral products, featuring floor to ceiling aluminium framing systems throughout, fully utilised the site’s enviable position and expansive views. The project’s advanced glazing and window systems open the building’s plan up to the environment, offering improved levels of comfort to all occupants while reducing the energy required to heat and cool each apartment over the building’s lifespan.

Completed in early 2019, the high-quality, energy-efficient building materials specified mirrored the developer’s aim to create an environment that fully immersed its occupants in every aspect of these carefully designed living spaces. Firmtech Aluminium Managing Director Jiamin Zhang, the project’s fabricator, explains how her company’s unique approach to design and technology defines these spaces’ lived experience.

‘Utilising floor-to-ceiling glazing, the entire project is suffused with peerless quality design and furnished with an extensive range of Capral systems,’ Jiamin says, emphasising Capral’s central role in making this collection of stylish apartments unique.

‘Capral is a trusted Australian manufacturer, and their quality range of window and door suites were specified for their durability and advanced technology,’ says Jiamin. ‘Their slim lines also enhance the apartments’ desired light-filled effect.’

The range of Capral products installed includes Capral Artisan folding  doors to the balcony areas, Capral’s AGS 419 Flushline fixed windows, AGS 900 sliding doors, AGS 950 sliding windows, AGS 50 Series awning windows, and Capral AGS 225 hinged doors. ‘Working in tandem, these Capral window and door systems have undoubtedly contributed in creating a series of uplifting, rejuvenating living spaces,’ notes Jiamin.

‘The glazing specification included 10.38 Low-E Neutral and 6.38 Low-E Neutral, with IGUs featuring Clear Toughened 6mm/12mm air/6mm Neutral Toughened,’ Jiamin continues. ‘Each specification was pivotal in creating this low-energy, high-liveability building.’

Each current and future resident of the Qube apartment complex will reap the full benefit of these light-drenched, energy-efficient design principles, making for a truly memorable living experience.

Jiamin Zhang - Firmtech Aluminium
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‘Capral is a trusted Australian manufacturer, and their quality range of window and door suites were specified for their durability and advanced technology’.

Jiamin Zhang – Firmtech Aluminium

Jiamin Zhang - Firmtech Aluminium

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