Haus Collingwood    This building on a large site in Smith Street
Collingwood is due to commence construction soon.  The complex will accommodate a large retail
tenancy, office space and 76 apartments. 
The site has frontage to three streets and the differing scale and
character of these streets has resulted in a building which is composed of
separate and complementary parts.  Our
principle motivation was to avoid a sprawling and formally complex building and
so the program was reduced to three discrete parts – a steel framed podium
responding to the scales and rhythms of Smith Street’s heritage streetscape, a
rational residential tower with a deep planted edge to the north and a light
and glassy face to impressive city views and thirdly, a terra-cotta clad
prismatic form with cascading gardens and openings abstracted to reinforce
overall compositional unity and eliminate the legibility of individual
apartments.  In conjunction with the
complexities of delivering a complex mixed use building
which deals with the constraints of planning and heritage we have been careful
to incorporate high levels of interior amenity to the dwellings – bringing to
bear our experience and aptitude in making high quality domestic space.   Planning Permit approved January 2013   Imagery by  Scharp    

  

Haus Collingwood

This building on a large site in Smith Street Collingwood is due to commence construction soon.  The complex will accommodate a large retail tenancy, office space and 76 apartments.  The site has frontage to three streets and the differing scale and character of these streets has resulted in a building which is composed of separate and complementary parts.  Our principle motivation was to avoid a sprawling and formally complex building and so the program was reduced to three discrete parts – a steel framed podium responding to the scales and rhythms of Smith Street’s heritage streetscape, a rational residential tower with a deep planted edge to the north and a light and glassy face to impressive city views and thirdly, a terra-cotta clad prismatic form with cascading gardens and openings abstracted to reinforce overall compositional unity and eliminate the legibility of individual apartments.  In conjunction with the complexities of delivering a complex mixed use building which deals with the constraints of planning and heritage we have been careful to incorporate high levels of interior amenity to the dwellings – bringing to bear our experience and aptitude in making high quality domestic space.


Planning Permit approved January 2013

Imagery by Scharp 

 

 

kn_haus_02.jpg
kn_haus_03.jpg
kn_haus_06.jpg
kn_haus_05.jpg
kn_haus_04.jpg