The rise of the multi-residential dwelling has hit Australia with 2013/14 recording the highest number of multi-residential complex approvals in more than forty years.
Apartments, units, townhouses, villas and other multi-residential accommodation accounted for 82,322 building approvals; just less than 43% of the nationwide total.
The rise in multi-residential builds inevitably brings increased pressure to provide the latest in design and technology. As a result modern complexes are always designed with innovation, sophistication and luxurious functionality in mind.
However when these dwellings are dreamt up by architects and designers in the planning stages, the car park area is too often a mere after-thought, despite the fact that it is almost always the first area seen by visitors.
Research indicates that it takes just 1 minute 30 seconds for a person to make a judgement call on their surroundings. Which begs the question, why then is the first impression of a car park so incredibly undervalued?
A well designed, inviting, colourfully coated car park can provide striking results as seen at JBR, The Beach in the Middle East and Asia’s Shanghai APM.
Trafficable car park coatings in conjunction with clever demarcation provide superior aesthetics, whilst also enhancing a site with significant functional benefits such as: reducing or removing tyre squeal, superior slip resistance and increased brightness due to light reflectivity.
The modern multi-residential dwelling provides architects and designers with a tremendous opportunity to change the landscape of car park design. It should no longer be an after-thought but cohesively designed with the interior and exterior to provide the ultimate in contemporary residential design.
For more information, take a look at Flowcrete Australia’s range of car park coatings here.