Finn Interior

Year: 2023

Location: North Steyne / Manly NSW

Status: Approved- Design Development

Team: Bridie Gough, Sofia Faur, Elisa De Cecchi

Town Planner: Ethos Urban

Client: Lindsay Bennelong

CGI: Third Aesthetic



Finn is a collection of five full floor residences, situated along the foreshore of the world-renowned Manly Beach. It was granted approval through Northern Beaches Council, despite having both a height and FSR breach. The skillful design ensured a seamless contextual fit, contributing to a more sustainable beach front architectural language.

Drawing inspiration from the natural elements surrounding the site, the organic lines of the building mimic the waves and the sand, while the use of natural materials and sustainable design principles pay homage to the coastal environment. The fabric-like element wraps the northern facade and provides not only visual interest but also addresses privacy and solar control to the residences.

We worked closely with the clients on this one – again proving that a strong collaborative approach leads to great outcomes.