The development consists of 34 units, 37 car spaces across 5 levels and feature a working communal herb garden roof terrace.
The brief had two main objectives: to design the apartments using as much recycled components as possible as well as including numerous green initiatives, and to get an architectural solution to look very different to the typical multi unit residential unit block as prescribed in the Hornsby DCP.
BKA embraced the client’s commitment to using recycled materials, designing a green building that celebrated each recycled element.
The form is a series of horizontal floating planes with a strong street presence. Recycled hardwood screens work together with recycled brickwork and off form concrete to create a low maintenance external skin in contrast to the warm inner realm. The rooftop communal herb garden seeks to encourage social interaction. It caters for small groups meeting socially, the keen gardener or an individual seeking a quiet sunlit reading or meditation space.