The apartments, designed for our client DHCS, being situated close to the City on Torrens St, Braddon and surrounded by large urban parks present an ideal location for its tenants.
The site is developed on two existing blocks of single dwellings. One of the major constraints was the presence of a sewer line running diagonally through the block.
The design consists of 12 apartments in total, made up of one-bedroom, one-bedroom plus study and two-bedroom apartments. Basement can be accessed off Torrens Street for secure car parking and/or internally to access secure storage for each of the apartments.
Ground floor apartments addressing the street have generous paved terrace and private landscaping areas. The ground floor apartments towards the rear of the block each have two garden courts; a northern courtyard accessible off living areas and a private garden accessible off bedrooms.
First floor apartments designed to address the street have large balconies to create visual surveillance while the remaining apartments, towards the rear of the block, face the northern boundary to allow for solar access.
Large glazed openings to the apartments capture maximum natural light and allow for cross ventilation. Privacy is maintained between apartments and adjoining developments through the design of balconies, awnings and louvered screens. Other features for the apartments include reverse cycle air conditioning for comfort and swipe card access for security.
The external design of the building consists of a selective mix of materials to create visual interest to the façade and allow the development a distinctive character in this row of buildings.
The semi-private garden area of the development is given back to the owners to enable them to add and create their own environment.
The apartments were built by Blackett Homes. Architects Ring & Associates were the architects and interior designers.