Burwood Road Apartments in Melbourne

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Burwood Road Apartments in Melbourne

Residential Building Project in Victoria, Australia – design by DROO

21 Jul 2019

Burwood Road Apartments

Architects: DROO

Location: Melbourne, Victoria

Burwood Road Apartments

The Burwood Road Apartments are hidden behind a listed 19th century shophouse of inner city Melbourne, the contemporary extension skillfully navigates a very tight site to wrap two boutique apartment buildings over a retail space around a central courtyard. The gold finned facade screen creates angled privacy from the street and provides an animated play of light and shadow throughout the day.

Burwood Road Apartments Melbourne

Burwood Road Apartments in Melbourne

 Melbourne Apartments by DROO

Burwood Road Apartments Melbourne by DROO

The brief was to create 4 residential units and a commercial unit in on a tiny 7.5m x 30m site. The four storey building was nestled behind a heritage Listed Victorian Shophouse, so was a very tight fit in a densely urban area of melbourne.

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Burwood Road Apartments Melbourne

The site was so narrow and tight, creating a building typology that allowed for light to penetrate all apartments whilst maintaining privacy was fundamental to the project. Hence the facade fins which assist with privacy. Assembling the building around the necessities of urban living, car stackers, parking and functioning commercial unit were all big challenges.

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The project sought to use a simple module of a singular fin to create a complex geometry across the facade, assisting with an animated play of light and shadow on a facade which is experienced extremely close up and primarily as a pedestrian, the best way to experience the geometry is looking up from the street at eyeline.

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Burwood Road Apartments, Melbourne – Building Information

Design Architect: DROO
Site Architect: Mihaly Slocombe

Project size: 1100 sqm
Site size: 300 sqm
Completion date: 2016
Building levels: 5

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Photography: Willem-Dirk du Toit

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Location: Melbourne, VIC, Australia




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