A residential area that was originally for workers from industries like the Copper Smelting Works, we were presented with the opportunity of developing this site in Georgetown. The corner site provided two street fronts and was located at the gateway of the industrial area. By allowing the concept to embrace its boundary lines, it encouraged unique angles that would help shape the massing for the design as well as maximise the potential of the site. These angles would be carried through the façade in a playful response that would help break down the overall massing and provide visual interest from the street.
The project is grounded through the use of brickwork which is carved away to reveal a bold black aluminium cladding that blankets the top floor and roof forms. The materiality and its roof forms are inspired from its industrial surroundings, with feature copper extrusions as a nod to its past. These characteristics combine to create a cohesive architectural aesthetic that responds to its historical past and surrounding context.