frater street residence . facade studies

the slope of the land was used to project the upper form of the residence into the canopy of the large street trees, and to maximise city views.

an exterior first floor balcony was avoided in lieu of an internal space that could be used all year round. the challenge became how to control views into the interior volumes, especially at night, whilst maximising views out.  our facade explorations looked at varying levels of openness and transparency.