Completion : 2020
Contractor : PLS Consulting
The brief was to maximise the potential of this 699m2 site located in Kilbirnie’s new Medium Density Zone - just 200m to Kilbirnie shops, parks and aquatic centre. The redevelopment project proposed 7 dwelling units all with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, internal access garages all within freehold titles.
The design divided the site into two 10-metre high blocks offset to each other, essentially creating articulated built form with clear individual apartments and entrances as well as space for site amenity. The built form enhances the area - with a simple clean aesthetic, consistent dark-clad forms that are rotated slightly to the grid - creating a coherent address, adding contemporary thought-through buildings to the streetscape.
Within the development residential amenity is provided with distinct apartment entrances, individual parking and outdoor areas. Each unit has a living area facing north or west that opens to outdoor elevated decks as well as a garden - all achieving appropriate sunlight access and orientation away from the existing neighbours and offering each unit privacy. The first floor has the living areas for all units, these face north (units 5-7) or west (units 1-4), where kitchen/dining/living are open-plan and arranged towards the outdoor living and elevated decks. Bedrooms are located on the ground and second floors. This layout ensures that both the living and bedroom spaces are well located - effectively opening living toward the rear of neighbouring buildings for privacy, while bedroom areas within each unit are located in the private areas for good tenant amenity. All living areas are above ground level, but also have access to sunny ground level open patio + garden space. A good sized and sunny elevated deck is directly accessible from each unit’s respective living area.