Balaclava exterior

BALACLAVA

The site at 92 William Street, Balaclava presents a unique opportunity to create a development that caters to the growing demographic of the suburb of Balaclava. The developments siting and massing responds to the surrounding context and the Local Planning Policies of Port Phillip Council.

 

The careful proportioning of the front forms relate closely to the neighbouring buildings, blending seamlessly into the current neighbourhood, whilst the contemporary angled façade adds a new and innovative character to the streetscape. This subtle angular language is a repetitive architectural feature which has been used to create a constantly changing façade of light, shadow and movement. Furthermore, the angled façade of the two front forms lowers the appearance of visual bulk to the street and creates an instantly identifiable façade from afar.

 

The use of materials which reflect a natural palette embody the neighbourhood characteristics and allow for the buildings to be read as a cohesive composition despite the variation in form and scale. Extensive brickwork has been proposed contrasted with textured rendered surfaces and contemporary weatherboard cladding. In addition, pockets of natural timber have been proposed to further soften the facade and create a sense of balance between the other external materials.

 

In conclusion, the proposed development is an appropriate response to the site opportunities and constraints, and presents an opportunity to provide affordable, attainable housing to a rapidly expanding population. Furthermore, the subject site is in close proximity to public transport, essential services, recreation opportunities and retail outlets. The proposed development is a positive and responsive solution to a currently under-utilised and prominent site.

Balaclava living room and out door
Balaclava Kitchen
Balaclava Bathroom

Project

Balaclava

 

Size

354 sqm

 

Location

Balaclava,

Australia.

 

Status

Documentation

+61 3 9533 2582

info@cerastribley.com

Designed by Studio Hortenzia.

© CERA STRIBLEY 2017

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BALACLAVA

Balaclava exterior
Balaclava living room and out door
Balaclava Kitchen
Balaclava Bathroom

+61 3 9533 2582

info@cerastribley.com

© CERA STRIBLEY 2017

Balaclava exterior
Balaclava living room and out door
Balaclava Kitchen
Balaclava Bathroom