Thursday, June 10, 2010

21st century townhouses

The development at 15 Beach St, designed by SJB, was a finalist in the Port Phillip Design and Development Awards in the category Best new development of 5 units or more.

The edited citation says:
'The proposal is reflective of the terrace typology that characterises large parts of Beaconsfield Parade. The rhythm is expressed architectually through the vertical massing where steel panels are used to notate the dwelling entrances, enhancing sense of address and legibility. ... The apartments to each end of the devleopment activate the corners. The individual dwellings clearly connect with the streetscape, each with an entry at street level. ... The dwelling utilises a balanced mix of natural materials in neutral colours, including stone cladding, timber panels, rendered upstand concrete balconies and zinc cladding.
Overall this is a resolved architectual response with a strong conceptual premise.'

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