The narrow (6.5m) and small Lot sizes (200m2) provided the main challenge here in the design of 2 units which overlook a nature reserve in Wellard. The brief sought for different designs for each unit due to the specific requirements of the clients.
Both units featured living areas on the Upper floor which face towards the scenic public bush reserve. Due to the East facing nature of orientation, we had to be very mindful of the afternoon sun. The balconies were quite deep for the size of the block, this allowing for protection from the sun for as long as possible. Glazing for living doors and windows were chosen specifically with high U values to allow for minimal solar gain from the direct afternoon.
The units were staggered slightly as an intentional feature to give each unit a bit more of identity.