Invited to participate in a design competition to produce a unique and outstanding apartment complex in Green Square, the client wanted a 16 storey building that addressed the site’s unique constraints and created a strong sense of community.
The mass of the competition winning building is sub-divided into six smaller pods. These pods are accessed via open-ended streets and cast expansive views into the distance. By breaking down the overall volume of a singular building, each residential unit within the six pods is generously drenched in sunlight and ventilated naturally. A delicate veil of alternating fixed and sliding screens offer the inhabitants control of their internal climates depending on the weather and time of year, as well as providing much-needed privacy. This project is in association with McNally Architects & 3EM Architects