|Category||Contribution to the Built Environment|
To tie-in the two vastly separated streetscapes, ‘155 Middle Head’ has a front façade that utilises materials similar to the existing neighbourhood, with a set of statement-making splayed openings to strike the streetscape for its presence. A mixture of modern and conservative approaches is evident in the carefully detailed façade including the building entry, shopfront glazing, articulated openings and tiled roof form.
Replacing an existing two storey commercial building, the building is asserted to the ‘terracing’ approach at rear and align with the adjacent existing apartment buildings, allowing for an appropriate transition within its immediate context. Additionally, a similar palette of materials has been deliberately chosen to ensure a sophisticated integration into the existing urban context.
Internal layouts and orientation have been arranged so as to provide good natural daylight and solar access to primary living areas, external private open space and courtyards.
All apartments house generous balconies and windows positioned to maximize natural cross ventilation, solar and natural light penetration.