Sunday, 8 November 2015

alexandria multi unit residential

Just finished a new design.

Tricky orientation and a very tight site.

Needed to crank the front balconies to achieve complying solar access. Gave a more interesting take on the usual egg crate facade treatment that seems to be "de rigueur" in RFB designs now-a-days. Being in a flood zone made basement access even more difficult but it works with a raised ramp entry and corkscrew style levels below. A mix of single level and two level units provide for a good mix.

A touch of brutalism with some softer finishes.

main facade 01

main facade 02

rear lane 01

rear lane 02

axo 01

axo 02

axo 03

axo 04
typical plans

long sections

Friday, 12 June 2015

Know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em...

And yet another BIG birthday.....

Best Vet ever....
is that a full deck Tim..???

up the creek

Another BIG birthday picture.....
without paddles..!!!

Alexandria apartments

Here's the preliminary design for a new residential building in Alexandria. A mixture of modernism and brutalism.

The challenge has been to get effective solar access to as many units as possible. The T-bar shape allows for separation of the rear section from future adjoining developments.

If the planners preliminary feedback is positive then there will be a mad scramble to complete a DA submission.

rear lane view

T-bar gives separation to future developments

front facade elements cranked for solar access

upper level recessed and with different material

lower units have street access and can be used as home offices

common outdoor areas located on rear roof

Sunday, 11 January 2015

A pic for an "old" friend. Happy birthday McA..