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Winner: Best Presentation of a Design

Argo Street Townhouses

Orbit Solutions Pty Ltd
Darren Cole-Sinclair
(03) 9620 5200
Argo Street Townhouses
David Rosendale

This development of two double storey townhouses in trendy South Yarra won the Best Presentation of a Design. The award submission was outstanding in its use of computer generated images, which assisted to illustrate the design outcomes sought by the proposal, and communicated this to both the client and local authority. The award submission also included the highly accurate framing plan developed using the full intent of BIM technology in order to provide guidance to the builder as to how the complex frame was to be constructed. Orbit Solutions specialise in visualisation, and are often approached by their peers to assist with visual presentations. This Award is a fitting accolade for their skills.

The project itself has achieved impressive forms. The striking interior playfully inter-relates, creating a pair of homes that are more than the sum of the two halves The projecting forms of the north facing terraces spill out from the upper level living zone. Embraced by the folding origami-like forms of the roof, come party wall, come deck the terraces slide out, invigorating the street and simultaneously creating filtered privacy for the internal living spaces behind. At the same time the cantilevered decks provide a carport and floating cover to express entry.