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Winner: Residential Design – Multi Unit: up to Six Dwellings

Emerald Street Townhouses

Winner: Residential Design – Multi Unit: up to Six Dwellings
Winner: Heritage Conservation Project – Residential
Winner: Most Innovative Façade Treatment

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

This outstanding development of one two-storey and four three-storey townhouses achieves excellence on many levels. The design has seamlessly incorporated the heritage dairy building that exists on the site, and provides a series of contemporary homes that sit comfortably in the heritage streetscape while providing comfortable and flexible living spaces. The ingenious façade detail utilising “terracade” terracotta cladding and grey tinted windows cleverly articulates the word “house” and has achieved a highly desirable series of homes that are flexible and comfortable. High levels of amenity are provided, with abundant natural light at each level, and large north-facing terraces provide city views. The rear of the development is not forgotten, with colour used to great effect on the roller doors to the undercover garages. The design is an exemplar of today’s best practice solutions for the challenges that designers face within the built environment.