Type: Mixed Residential/Retail
Size: 1,720 sq m
Status: Pending Planning Approval
This project involved the facade design for a new multi-residential development on the high exposure corner of bridge and punt roads in Richmond. Viewed as a gateway building to the fashion shopping strip of bridge road, the design developed as a response to the history of the street, the background of the client (who had established an indigenous Australian art gallery nearby) and the western orientation of the building. The facade design was conceived as a billboard, incorporating laser-cutting technology in the fabrication of operable panels that allowed the occupant to control sun-shading of the internal living zones, thereby minimizing solar gain. The perforations also animated the facade through the cyclical play of light and shadow, day and night.
Design Team: Andrew Simspon, Owen West, Steve Hatzellis and Stephan Bekhor.