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uilt on a high-density zoned 809sqm site
opposite a park in Daglish, the surrounding
area to this home is inner suburban and in
the midst of transition and renewal.
The architects were recognised in 2011 for the
success of the design, receiving an Architecture
Award for Multi-residential from the Australian
Institute of Architects.
nash+ghersinich sought to respect the context
in terms of form, scale and materiality, whilst
addressing contemporary concerns of space,
light, privacy and orientation.
Desirous of a contemporary, generous,
high-quality, low-maintenance, lock-up-
and-leave abode, the owners also required
accommodation that would be flexible to
Other important considerations were
for a passive solar design, plenty of cross
ventilation and a good relationship and
connection between the indoors and out.
The units have been skilfully designed to enable
all residents to enjoy expansive views of the park
opposite, with large north-facing terraces that are
stages for the interplay, but also the mediation of
the public and private realms.
A sense of spaciousness and a connection to the
world beyond was achieved through light-filled
contemporary spaces throughout.
‘Crisp, sophisticated and sublime’ is an apt
description for the sculptural white box that forms
these three new inner suburban residences.
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