Heller Street Park and Residences in Brunswick

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Heller Street Park and Residences in Brunswick

Housing in western Australia – design by Six Degrees Architects

12 May 2017

Heller Street Park and Residences

Design: Six Degrees Architects

Location: Brunswick, Australia

Heller Street Park and Residences

Heller Street Park and Residences

This project explores a new model of medium density housing that utilises disused, contaminated land for public and private use. The site (a former tip) is remediated, and developed into a new public park with ten generous town houses at its rear.

Heller Street Park and Residences

Heller Street Park and Residences

Heller Street Park and Residences

In blurring the public/private boundary, the family-oriented dwellings can borrow from the public space from the interior edge, while local residents gain agency of a previously inaccessible site – creating a greater sense of community and a more habitable space for all.

Heller Street Park and Residences

Heller Street Park and Residences

Heller Street Park and Residences

The building’s form is treated as a whole, broken up across the façade through the expressive use of deep window reveals and an exposed timber stair. To lower the bulk of the development and avoid a row of garages facing the park, a semi basement was dug and the soil mounded up on the park area.

Heller Street Park and Residences

Heller Street Park and Residences

Heller Street Park and Residences Heller Street Park and Residences

This terra-forming provides some separation from the street, assists in water retention and provides differentiation between the dwellings and the public park area.

Heller Street Park and Residences

Heller Street Park and Residences

The private terraces and pathway at the front of each dwelling are purposefully ambiguous in their public/private nature – paying homage to the way local Greek and Italian migrants inhabit their front porches and interact with the street.

Heller Street Park and Residences

Heller Street Park and Residences

Heller Street Park and Residences – Builsing Information

Project size: 3200 sqm
Site size: 4350 sqm
Completion date: 2011
Building levels: 3

Heller Street Park and Residences

Design: Six Degrees Architects
Director: James Legge
Architect / Documentation: Jos Tan
Architect / Documentation: Mick Frazzetto
Interior Design: Robyn Ho / James Legge

Heller Street Park and Residences

Photography: Patrick Rodriguez

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