Teracota
‘Teracota’ is all about balance - balance between architectural aspiration and commercial necessity, balance between commercial scale and domestic grain, balance between immersion in the buzz of inner city living and peaceful respite from it, and balance between distinction and attention.
Year
2020
Location
Alexandria, NSW
Size
Team
Aleksey Rudy, Anna Honan, Deirdre Kelly, Jacqueline Bennett, John Wilkin, Dom Bennett
Photographer
Brett Boardman

The project has been designed as a hybrid complex of 12 traditional terrace forms at street level and apartments that continue the dominant street wall pattern and scale. The triangular site for this project has a primary address to Mitchell Road, and is surrounded by traditional terrace houses and low-rise residential development.

Our client's brief is for larger format, high-quality family accommodation. The project has been designed as a hybrid complex of 12 traditional terrace forms at street level and apartments that continue the dominant street wall pattern and scale, with one level of apartments above which are set back from the street façade.

Terraces address both Mitchell Road and the lane way, with a central, communal courtyard over deep soil-landscaped area in the centre of the site. The alignment, scale and proportion of proposed buildings are carefully integrated with the existing corner building, which has been internally redesigned as two apartments, and also marks a pedestrian entry point to the site.

A zero alignment is proposed for the street elevations to match the existing condition, although the street wall is not solid but has been designed as a filigree element that provides at once privacy and security for the residents whilst allowing for their activation and engagement with the street. This screen wall comprises terracotta, steel and hardwood timber elements framed by concrete party blade walls. The level 2 units have been proposed as large 3 bedroom penthouse apartments setback from the street, generous with roof terraces and landscaped areas.

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