Client: Nikias Diamond Property Developments
Cost: $1M (2 townhouses)
This development includes 2 new dwellings on this trapezoidal shaped block of 971.5m² in Red Hill. The design concept achieves visual interest through the use of single and double storey elements while working within the somewhat limiting and challenging planning framework. Surrounding dwellings incorporate a variety of architectural styles including flat roofs as well as more traditional pitched roof dwellings. AMC adopted a cubic and planar approach to the development’s form, which reflects the 1950’s forms often found in the inner-south Canberra areas and considered appropriate for the solar access offered given the sites orientation. An expressed terrace with a striking cut-out form has been positioned over the living area of the corner dwelling to give the development enhanced street presence and architectural interest to the corner of Norfolk and Borrowdale Streets. Blade walls and strong horizontal roof forms are used to break up the development’s massing and to differentiate between the two new dwellings.