This inventive scheme provides three modest one- bedroom units in an intriguing 3D puzzle of interlocking solids and voids. Won through a design competition for young architects, the design turns a small corner site to advantage, providing each of the units with its own street address and private open space. Passive solar principles contribute to the comfort of the occupants and sustainable technologies make the project 98 percent carbon-neutral over its lifetime, introducing an innovative strata agreement governing a shared photovoltaic with battery storage. The architect has invented a “micro apartment building,” a clever, convincing and affordable alternative to the detached family home.
For more coverage, read the project review by ArchitectureAU acting editor Linda Cheng from Houses 115.
- David Barr Architect
Fremantle, WA, Australia
- Project Team
- David Barr, Stephen Hicks (project architects), Tom Smith, Jay Staples
ESD consultant eTool
Electrical consultant Best/Balance
Engineer Instruct Consulting Engineers
Hydraulic consultant Ionic
Landscape consultant Josh Byrne and Associates
- Site details
Site type Suburban
Category Residential buildings
Type Apartments, Residential
- Project Details