At No.1 Lachlan, the two very different graphic realms work together as a pair of complimentary opposites to define the project identity. A duality of outer armour and inner softness is integrated through various simple elements from façade panels to arrival signs. We used white on white and manipulated light, shadow and translucency to create what is a clear and weightless family of graphic prompts. The signage allows clear navigation and significantly contributes to the palette of what is spatially the soft inner sanctuary. The design approach creates a contemporary reflection of Sydney’s urban lifestyle, directly appealing to the younger generation seeking inner city grit and a peaceful sanctuary to call home.