Here is version 10 of our stretched out Parramatta project.
I think I liked version 9 better. It looked more compact and ordered. But it was a bit smaller in FSR.
Anyhoo... this one is designed with the tower angled and the rear roof angled to ensure minimum of 3 hours of solar access to units behind. Some serious sun studies were done in ArchiCAD to make sure the design was right.
|7 & 5 storey building|
|upper levels have lightweight materials to lighten up the facade|
and horizontal openings plus operable sun screens/louvres
|bottom 3 levels have a heavier/masonry feel|
with fenestration that is vertical and heritage related
|the bulk is pushed away from the other adjoining heritage site|
|tower is chamfered and the roof angled to allow solar access|
|serious sun study.... the middle ground floor adjacent unit|
is the main concern. if we got sunlight to that then we got it to all of them