we begin work on a new boutique residential development in black rock, through a series of feasibility and master planning studies, to determine the most suitable matrix.
a corner site, the length of the site faces a busier street frontage than the shorter front boundary, and triggers our explorations into the creation of a solid building form that is then sliced through. the slicing and separating of the building form provides opportunities for natural light and air to penetrate all spaces while minimising noise and privacy concerns.
referencing natural objects, including the human body, we draw relation with a darker, solid skin, cut through to reveal a lighter interior.
early planning diagrams map out the varying domestic rituals to be housed in each apartment, of outdoor space, living, dining, cooking, sleeping and bathing. we then investigate how these might be arranged within the sliced building forms so each space is afforded maximum light, air and connection to the outdoors.